Camelina oil: Chemistry, properties and utilization – L. Fan and N. A. M. Eskin – Recent Research Developments in Lipids 2013
Summary: In 2010, Health Canada approved camelina oil as a novel food in Canada and allowed its sale for human consumption. Camelina meal, however, has not yet been approved as feed in Canada. This chapter will review both the historical development of this crop as well as the composition, stability, and nutritional properties of the oil for human use. In addition, the extensive research and interest in camelina oil as a source of biofuel will also be discussed.