Atlas of Oil Plants and Vegetable Oils

Each crop is clearly presented in a portrait of the plant (botany, distribution, cultivation) including colour pictures, tabular data on nutritional composition and oil characteristics. The book discusses the composition, processing technologies and utilization in the processing of oilseeds into oil, protein products and other by-products.

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This is a unique source of information on the world’s over 50 individual oilseeds including major, minor, unexploited and non-edible oilcrops. Each crop is clearly presented in a portrait of the plant (botany, distribution, cultivation) including colour pictures, tabular data on nutritional composition and oil characteristics. The book discusses the composition, processing technologies and utilization in the processing of oilseeds into oil, protein products and other by-products.

Today we have many possibilities for using vegetable oils and oilplants. Their significance for human nutrition, for ointments, drugs, cleaning supplies and animal nutrition has increased again over recent years. The wide spectrum of plants covered in this book also speaks for the range of possible use. In times of world-wide trading a multitude of varieties of oil plants and oilcontaining fruits are in use: the well-known sunflower, soybean and rapeseed as well as not so commonly known species such as the horse radish tree or the madia. The book presents over 50 very detailed portraits of plants including colour pictures, tabular data on nutritional composition and oil characteristics. Each portrait covers a different plant.
This allows the reader to get a quick overview on:

  • botanical characteristics,
  • the oil-containig parts of plants,
  • cultivation and usage.

Oils, fats and waxes are being described in the same detailed way:

  • origin and extraction,
  • main components, chemistry, specific properties of the plant, chemical analysis,
  • physical data,
  • utilization.

The book also discusses the composition, processing technologies and utilization in the processing of oilseeds into oil, protein products and other by-products. This work is a unique source of information on the world’s oilseeds and will be an indispensable reference tool for all those who are concerned with vegetable oils, their processing and use.

Zusätzliche Information

Gewicht 726 g
Autor

L. Roth/K. Kormann (eds.)

Seiten

196

Erscheinungsjahr

2005

Einband

Hardcover

ISBN

978-3-86263-019-6