Rapeseed
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Monday, 14 March 2011 11:58
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Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed (and in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola) is a bright yellow flowering member of the familyBrassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name derives from the Latin for turnip, nāpus, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives round and long(-rooted) respectively.[2] See also Brassica napobrassica, which may be considered a variety of Brassica napus. Some botanists include the closely related Brassica campestris withinB. napus. (See Triangle of U). Rapeseed was the third leading source of vegetable oil in the world in 2000.

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