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a.1.(Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a genus of cruciferous Mediterranean herbs (Eruca or Brassica); as, erucic acid, a fatty acid resembling oleic acid, and found in colza oil, mustard oil, etc.
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The transformation to edible oil was accomplished when Canadian scientists identified a naturally occurring mutation that produced a seed rich in oil, but that was low in glucosinolates and erucic acid.
Crambe can be used as an oil plant for industrial purposes due to the high erucic acid content of its seeds (Grombacher et al.
com/report/erucamide-market Market Insights Erucic acid is the major raw material used in the production of erucamide.
In addition, canola which is acultivar of rapeseed was bred through standard plant breeding techniques to have low levels of erucic acid (<2%) and glucosinolates (<30 [micro]mol/g) [4].
compastris (Sarson) greater percentage of palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids is extracted by ethanol as a solvent, while eicosenoic and erucic acids are greater in acetone extract.
Canola is a type of rapeseed that is low in erucic acid, which was at one time implicated as a possible factor leading to heart disease.
Erucic acid a naturally occurring contaminant present in vegetable oil is not a safety concern for most consumers as average exposure is less than half the safe level.
It entails adding to a composition a non polymer acidic viscoelastic surfactant that includes one or more of the following: erucic dimethyl amido propyl betaine C29H57N203, dicarboxylic coconut derived sodium salt (Miranol C2M-SF), cocamidopropyl dimethylamine (Mackine GO-163), cocoamidopropyl betaine, alkylether hydroxypropyl sultaine (Mirataine ASC); adding to the composition an acidic constituent and a polar carrier; and admixing with the surfactant a pseudo linker that includes one or more of the following: MgS04, MgCl2, and glutamic acid diacetic acid tetra sodium salt.
The fatty acid element of jojoba oil primarily consists of eiconenoic, oleic and erucic acids with alcoholcomponent (Elleuch et al.
The old strains were bitter to the human palate, however, and contained high levels of erucic acid, which is toxic, especially for young children.
Canola is a rapeseed variety that was traditionally bred to have lower levels of unhealthful erucic acid.