False flax oil

False flax oil is a pressed seed oil, derived from the "Camelina sativa" or "false flax", also called "gold of pleasure". False flax has long been grown in Europe, and its oil used as a lamp oil until the 18th century. In recent times, its has been explored for use in cosmetic and skin care products. [cite web|url=http://www.ademe.fr/partenaires/agrice/Fiches_GB/card.asp?nc=9701C0057|title=Processing false flax (camelina) proteins and oils to be used as base materials in cosmetics and skin care products|author=Stanislas Crouzier] False flax belongs to the "Brassicaceae" (mustard and cabbage) family, which also contains many other seed oil plants, such as rapeseed oil. It contains 1 - 3% erucic acid.

The seeds contain an average of 37% by weight of oil, and contains the following fatty acids: [cite web|url=http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=4&q=http://www.ienica.net/crops/goldofpleasure.pdf&e=9797|title=Gold of Pleasure (pdf)]

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See also

* Biodiesel
* Vegetable oils


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