Gold of Pleasure
Commonly known as false flax, an annual herb native to Mediterranean regions. The plant has branched, smooth stems that become woody at maturity and grow approximately 75cm in height.
Each Stem bears many small yellow flowers. The seeds, borne in pear-shaped capsules 1mm in length range from orange to brown in colour.
Camelina is an underexploited seed with a high oil content (40%) and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Camelina oil can be used as an edible oil and for biodiesel. There has been research on developing the oil for jet fuel and other high-value chemicals.
For food use the oil has a desirable 2:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, as a nutritional supplement.