Removal of Glucosinolates and Other Antinutrients from Canola and Rapeseed by Methanol/Ammonia Processing

  • F. Shahidi
  • M. Naczk

Abstract

Canola and rapeseed are oil-rich seeds, and their global production ranks third among other oilseed crops. After oil extraction, a meal containing about 40% protein is obtained. The quality of canola meal as represented by its amino acid composition is well balanced for human food use (Ohlson 1978). Through successful plant breeding, double-low varieties of rapeseed (canola) are now in production in Canada and some European countries. These varieties contain less than 2% erucic acid in their oil, and less than 30 µmol of any one or combinations of two or more of four aliphatic glucosinolates per gram of their moisture-free, defatted meal (see below).

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Iodine Benzyl prefIx Allyl Isothiocyanates 

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