Typical Protein and Oil content of some Commercial Oilseeds
|Oilseed||Raw Oil Content [%]||Raw Protein Content [%]|
There is great interest in replacing some or all Animal Protein Meal in compound feeds with Vegetable Protein Meal. This trend is gaining acceptance in animal feed processing and is fuelled by an increase in consumer health habits. Soybeans are widely branded as the most important oilseed providing Vegetable Protein and Energy in animal nutrition.
Many other Oilseeds are gaining commercial importance as a result of their Oil Content, making in-roads into mostly Industrial Applications (Biodiesel / Pharmaceutical applications). Jatropha, Shea Nut, Castor, to name but a few.