What is rapeseed?

  • (noun): Seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil.

Rapeseed

Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives round and long(-rooted), respectively. See also Brassica napobrassica, which may be considered a variety of Brassica napus. Some botanists include the closely related Brassica campestris within B. napus. (See Triangle of U).

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Rapeseed - Genome Sequencing and Genetics - GMO (genetically Modified Organism) Controversy
... The Monsanto Company has genetically engineered new cultivars of rapeseed to be resistant to the effects of its herbicide, Roundup ...
Oil Seed Rape - Production
... Worldwide production of rapeseed (including canola) has increased sixfold between 1975 and 2007 ... The production of canola and rapeseed 00 since 1975 has opened up the edible oil market for rapeseed oil ... Rapeseed oil is positioned to supply a good portion of the vegetable oils needed to produce that fuel ...
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... EURO STOXX 50 and futures and options on European rapeseed and futures on rapeseed meal, European rapeseed oil, milling wheat, corn and sunflower seeds ...
Oil Seed Rape - Health Effects
... Rapeseed oil is one of the oldest vegetable oils, but historically was used in limited quantities due to high levels of erucic acid, which is damaging to cardiac muscle ... Unmodified rapeseed oil can contain up to 45% erucic acid ... Food-grade canola oil derived from rapeseed cultivars, also known as rapeseed 00 oil, low erucic acid rapeseed oil, LEAR oil, and rapeseed canola-equivale ...
Canola
... Canola refers to a cultivar of either Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) or field mustard (Brassica campestris L ... Originally, Canola was bred naturally from rapeseed at the University of Manitoba, Canada by Keith Downey and Baldur R ... Genetically modified rapeseed is sometimes referred to as Rapeseed 00 ...