News tagged with seed oil

Tree-climbing goats disperse seeds by spitting

In dry southern Morocco, domesticated goats climb to the precarious tippy tops of native argan trees to find fresh forage. Local herders occasionally prune the bushy, thorny trees for easier climbing and even help goat kids ...

dateMay 24, 2017 in Ecology
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Lubing up industry, the natural way

Sesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

dateMay 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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Increasing production of seed oils

Plant-derived oils are widely used all over the world both for food and for industrial purposes. In recent years they have also attracted attention as raw materials for potential bio-fuels and bio-plastics that are friendly ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Bettongs bolster sandalwood chances

Burrowing bettongs (Bettongia lesueur) play an important role in distributing sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) tree seeds and thus potentially bolstering diminishing sandalwood populations, according to recent research.

dateJul 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Oregano oil may help sunflower seeds keep longer

Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease as well as have potential beneficial effects on obesity, bone health, and blood pressure. However their high protein and fat content ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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