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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from plants of the genus Eruca

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, a genus of cruciferous Mediterranean herbs (Eruca or Brassica)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C22H42O2, contained, in combination with glycerol, in white and black mustard-seed oil. It crystallizes in long slender needles, melts at 33–34° C., and is readily converted into the isomeric brassidic acid.


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  • Formation of trans fatty acids and cyclic fatty acid monomers was investigated during refining of low erucic acid rapeseed oil.

    I’ll have mine with fat, please. | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In much of the West, the sale of mustard oil for food use is illegal, for two reasons: it contains large quantities of an unusual fatty acid, erucic acid; and it contains irritating isothiocyanates.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The expansion of the cultivation of oilseed rape in recent years in both western Europe and Canada is the result of plant breeding, which has culminated in the production of 'double zero' seed varieties in which erucic acid and glucosinolates are virtually eliminated.

    Chapter 6

  • However, high-erucic rapeseed oil is still in demand for industrial purposes.

    Chapter 6

  • The traditional rapeseed crops of the Indian subcontinent are characterized by the presence of high amounts of erucic acid and a group of anti-nutritional, sulphur-containing compounds called glucosinolates.

    Chapter 6

  • In the past, oil produced from the higher yielding varieties contained high levels of erucic acid, which constitutes a health risk for human consumption.

    1. Oil Plants and their Potential Use

  • The fatty acid composition is: palmitic 1.3 per cent; stearic 1.4 per cent; arachidic 3 per cent; behenic 3.4 per cent; erucic 22 per cent; oleic 60.8 per cent; linoleic

    Chapter 27

  • One of the potential hazards of using jojoba oil in foods is that about 13 percent of its fatty acids are close to erucic acid in composition.

    5 Uses

  • One company in West Germany already makes a jojoba-like liquid wax out of high-erucic rapeseed oil and sells about two tons of it a week.

    7 Commercial Uncertainties

  • In 1988, for instance, low erucic acid rapeseed oil became much more popular after it was renamed "canola oil." rss feed


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