Source, Etc

The oil expressed from the seeds of Brassica campestris, Linne, B. Napus, Linne, and other species of Brassica (N.O. Cruciferoe).

Description, Etc

Bright yellow, rather viscous; specific gravity 0.913 to 0.917; iodine value 98 to 103; congeals at - 4° to - 6°. Contains the glycerides of arachic, erucic, linolic and linolenic acids. Largely used as a lubricant and illuminant.