Oil Seeds

Mustard Seed

Mustard seed - black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders. flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts. According to archaeologists and botanists, mustard seeds have been found in Stone Age settlements. During the Sumer period of Mesopotamia, the Sumerians would grind the mustard seed into a paste and mix it with verjus, the juice of unripe grapes, which is highly acidic.

Flax Seed

The small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient, and as a dietary supplement. The plant originated in India but has been farmed across the world for thousands of years. Archeologists discovered evidence that flax was cultivated in ancient Babylon as early as 3,000 b.c. Today, in Europe and Asia, a tall variety of flax is grown primarily for its fibers, which are used to make linen.

Sesame Seeds

A tall annual herbaceous plant of tropical and subtropical areas of the Old World, cultivated for its oil-rich seeds. Sesame seeds come from the Sesamum Indicum plant. Indigenous to the Sunda Islands in Indonesia and the oldest known oilseed plant in history, the plant has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. From Indonesia, sesame seeds made their way to China, Egypt, India, and Japan. Sesame seeds may be one of the oldest and indispensable condiments ever known to mankind. They can be versatile, fragrant, and are nutty variants. The seeds add a crunch to a variety of Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. Moreover, it might also be used as a cooking oil and to make sauces and dressings. Sesame seeds are known for their food flavor-enhancing abilities too.

Rapeseed

Rapeseed, (Brassica napus, variety napus), also called rape or colza, plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) grown for its seeds, which yield canola, or rapeseed, oil. Canola oil is variously used in cooking, as an ingredient in soap and margarine, and as a lamp fuel (colza oil). It's an excellent source of vitamin E — a strong antioxidant, which can support eye and skin health. Rapeseed oil is also a great source of an omega-3 fat known as alpha-linolenic acid, which provides numerous heart health benefits like lower blood pressure and a decreased likelihood of heart attack.

Sunflower Seeds

A tall North American plant of the daisy family, with very large golden-rayed flowers. Sunflowers are cultivated for their edible seeds, which are an important source of oil for cooking and margarine. Sunflowers originate in the Americas. They were first domesticated in what is now Mexico and the Southern United States. Domestic sunflower seeds have been found in Mexico, dating to 2100 BCE. Native American people grew sunflowers as a crop from Mexico to Southern Canada. Studies link the consumption of sunflower seeds to a number of health benefits, including lowering your risk of developing diseases like high blood pressure or heart disease. They also contain nutrients that can support your immune system and boost your energy levels.
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