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Oilseed rape, Brassica napus. Field of oilseed rape. This crop is grown for its seed, which is used to produce animal feed and oil. The oil is used for human consumption as vegetable oil and for industrial uses such as biodiesel and as a biolubricant. Oilseed rape is also known as Rape, Rapeseed and Canola. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family of plants, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kohl rabi.
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