Rapeseed is grown both for seeds and for its root. The plant contains a bunch of elements beneficial to our health: proteins, carbohydrates, minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, cellulose, carbohydrates, fats, resins, mucilages, vitamins A, B1, B2, beta-carotene.
Rape oil contains alpha-linoleic acid, a precursor of Omega 3, which helps reduce hypertension, lower cholesterol levels, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Regularly consumed, rapeseed oil has anti-inflammatory effect on blood vessels that can not break so easily.
It plays an important role in the proper functioning of the brain due to the fatty acids it contains and which intervene in the prevention of depression, dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.
I wrote this just because in a comment on the previous post, Sky Sunday – Looking to the sky from the rapeseed field, I was asked what is rapeseed good for.
Rapeseed is also an excellent melliferous plant, capable of producing 50 kg of honey per hectare of crop. Did you know that?