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Seed Types

Canola Seed  
 
Also known as rapeseed, canola is an oil crop plant with two physiological periods, being winter and summer.  Each grain of canola contains 38 to 50 percent of oil and 16 to 24 percent of protein.  Decontaminating the erucic acid content of 45 to 50 percent through refining enables the sezed to be reprocessed for vegetable oil.  Canola is an oil crop plant with superior features thanks to its winter and summer types, short growing time and higher product and oil output per area compared to other oil crop plants.
 

Linseed

Also known as linum, meaning very beneficial plant in Latin, linseed is widely grown and used for various purposes.  With a rich content of omega – 3 fat acids that are recognized as highly significant today for human health by the medical society, linseed also contains omega- 6, lignan, mucilage and vitamin A (beta carotene).
 

Camelina Sativa Seed 

Newly introduced in Turkey, but known in Central Europe for a long time, the camelina seed is named Camelina Sativa in Latin.  Altınyağ is the first to process camelina sativa seed in Turkey and believes that the yoke of black market oil seed will be broken by gravitating towards such niche products. It attaches special importance to camelina sativa due to its attribute to provide raw and semi-finished product under more convenient conditions for mineral oil, biodiesel, paint and chemistry industries. Containing 36 to 39 percent oil, the camelina seed also provides around 60 percent meal with up to 38 percent protein content. A plant used in the USA for producing aircraft fuel which is not exported due to its high value, Altınyağ also has initiatives to produce the camelina sativa in Turkey.
 

Soy Bean Seed

Grown in hot and tropical climate and having a very high protein content, the soy bean seeds are used to produce oil for cooking. Uncommon in our kitchens and known only to a limited section of the public, soy bean is virtually a supply stock by itself.  The industrial uses of soy bean, called as the plant of the century, include milk, yoghurt, cheese, ice cream, ice cream cone, pastry, medicine, paint, paper, fillet, coffee, sauce, soap, plastic materials, animal feed, green manure, rubber, alcohol, margarine, soy flour, bread, pasta, dried yoghurt, roasted chickpea and baby formula.  In terms of nutritional values, the soy bean contains protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K and beta carotene as well as iron, phosphor, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, selenium, copper, zinc and sodium minerals.
 

Sunflower Seed 

Sunflower is an important plant for raw vegetable oil production due to its high fat content.  Sunflower oil has one of the highest nutritional value.  Most of the global demand for raw vegetable oil is provided by sunflower.  The residual meal left after oil extraction also contains high amounts of protein.  Therefore, it is also commonly used for producing mixed feed.  Furthermore, it is used as a raw material in the manufacture of oil paint, paper, plastic, soap and cosmetic products.  The sunflower grains can be eaten as a snack and used as bird feed.  Since it requires mattock planting, it leaves the soil clean and ventilated for the subsequent plantation, thus used as a crop rotation plant.
 

Corn Seed 

Over 90 percent of the corn produced globally is consumed as food and animal feed.  Corn seed, a source of high energy, is primarily used to produce corn oil for cooking.  Also, the residual corn meal is used as animal feed and is known for its high nutritional contents and providing energy to the body for an extended period during its digestion.  Since refined corn oil is able to resist fire without burning or oxidizing up to 235 degrees, it is a suitable choice for fried foods.  Thanks to its unsaturated fat acids in its contents, it is the most ideal oil for growth, pregnancy and nursing periods and to ensure the continuation of normal skin, liver and kidney functions.  In addition to these features, the corn oil attained from the corn seed is used industrially, contributing to the production of hundreds of industrial products.  Corn oil is also one of the vegetable oils that experienced the highest increase of demand in recent years.

Safflower

Its plantation is made in two ways: in summer and in winter. As it is very resistant against drought, it is grown in Easter and Southeastern Anatolia Regions. It can be used for crop rotation with especially wheat. It contains 30-50% oil. It is an important cooking oil in terms of the oil acids it contains such as high amount of linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid (omega – 9). Besides cooking oil, the excess safflower oil can be used in production of especially biodiesel and paint, soap, varnish and polish. Its meal is added to feed rations, making it an important oily seed plant.