A flowering biennial native to the South West Asia. The plants grow to 90cm tall and produce broad, pointed oval leaves with white, pink and violet flowers.
The first commercial crop to be grown in the UK was in 2016 at Fairking, following successful crop trials.
Lunaria seed oil has a unique lipid composition. In addition to the more commonly available, skin-friendly Oleic Acid, it also contains around 25% of the rarer and more functional long chain Nervonic Acid. It is mainly used within cosmetics.