We are manufacturer, supplier and exporter of high quality rapeseeds and pure rapeseed oil from India. Rapeseed belongs to the family of Brassicaceae, which is also known as mustard or cabbage family. The name rapeseed has been been derived from the Latin for turnip, rapum or rapa. It was first recorded in English, towards the end of 14th century. Rapeseed is a bright yellow flower, which is also popular as rape, rapa, rapaseed, canola, and oilseed rape. This seed is a valuable and harvested part of the crop, which is generally grown as a crop of winter-cover. In winters, it offers appreciable coverage of soil and reduces the nitrogen run-off. On few organic or ecological operations, various livestocks like cattle or sheep are tactically allowed to graze plants.
In the special case of a specific group cultivars, Rapeseed is known as Canola. It is a hybrid of rape that was bred in Canada, initially. In the 19th century, Rapeseed Oil was developed for steam engine (as a source of lubricant). With the passage of time, it has been bred for the reduction of acid amount and yield a palatable oil. Apart from being used for the production of vegetable oil for human consumption, rapeseed is also used for developing animal feed, and biodiesel. The leading producers of rapeseed include Indian, China, Australia, United States, Canada, and European Union.
In India, the rapeseed is grown over an area of 13% of cropped land. In fact, as per a report by United States Department of Agriculture, in the year 2000, rapeseed was the 3rd leading oilseed throughout the world, with only soybean & oil palm ahead of it. Also, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported that in the year 2003-2004 the production of rapeseed was at 36 million tonnes, and in the year 2004-2005 it was at 46 million tonnes.
The natural rapeseed oil has 50% of erucic acid, whereas wild type seeds has high levels of glucosinolates or mustard oil glucosindes & chemical compounds. Canola is generally a compact form of the abbreviation "Can.O., L-A." which refers to Canadian Oilseed, Low-Acid. Now-a-days it has become a trade-name for “double-low” rapeseed, which means low glucosinolate and low erucic acid rapeseed.
When rapeseed is processed for the production of oil, then rapeseed animal meal is acquired as a by-product. This by-product is known as the animal feed that has high-protein content. This oilseed is a heavy nectar producer and it is used by the honeybees for the production of light colored & peppery honey. After its processing is finished, it must be immediately extracted as it speedily granulate in the honeycomb and hence would become impossible for the extraction. In case the honey is used for table, it is generally blended with milder honey, or sold as a bakery grade. It is a common trend that the growers of the rapeseed keep a contract with the beekeepers for the purpose of crop pollination. Also, processing of rapeseed requires a wide range of durable and precision-engineered machinery or to be specific oil mil machinery. With the assistance of these machines, it is ensured that the final oil which is produced is completely pure, refined, and safe to use.