Oil composition boost makes hemp a cooking contender

A Yorkshire Field trial of High Oleic Hemp.
Credit: Image courtesy of University of York


February 10, 2014
University of York
Scientists report the development of hemp plants with a dramatically increased content of oleic acid. The new oil profile results in an attractive cooking oil that is similar to olive oil in terms of fatty acid content, having a much longer shelf life, as well as greater heat tolerance and potentially more industrial applications.
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