Rapeseed, properties and how to use them

I rapeseed are obtained from the Brassica campestris plant of the Brassicaceae family.

Useful for the heart health, the oil that is obtained is used for his moisturizing propertiesie restructuring. Let's find out better.


  • The main nutrients of rapeseed
  • The property
  • Rapeseed in the kitchen


Main nutrients of rapeseed

Il rapeseed (Brassica campestris) belongs to the brassicaceae family, the same as rapeseed.
It is a plant with intense yellow flowers and round brown seeds that grows in temperate climates and is widespread throughout Europe.

I rapeseed are composed for the 20% da protein, about the 35% da grassi and for the 10% da fibers. In the rapeseed we find theerucic acid, slightly toxic to the body if absorbed in high doses e tannin substances.

The oil extracted from rapeseed is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6), especially the content of omega 3 it is very precious because it is rarer and, in the field of oil seeds, rapeseed is second only to flax seeds.

Rapeseed cultivation is mainly intended for animal feed, edible oil production and the biofuel industry.



Like all seeds rich in polyunsaturated fats, rapeseed are also beneficial for heart health and to combat the so-called "bad" cholesterol preventing theatherosclerosis.

Rapeseed oil has very precious moisturizing, regenerating and restructuring properties, is therefore an ally of the beauty of our skin. This oil, in addition to being emollient, is also soothing for the skin and has aanti-inflammatory action.


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Rapeseed in the kitchen

L'rapeseed oil it is used in the food industry for to cook, to fry e season salads, but it is also used as an ingredient in margarines, mayonnaise and desserts.
Rapeseed flowers attract bees that produce a dal honey intense and particular perfume.




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