Camelina sativa (L).Crantz also known as false flax, Dutch flax is an ancient oil
seed crop that belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Camelina oil pressed from the seeds of
this crop has a unique aroma.
Eighteen camelina oil samples were analyzed for fatty acid composition (13
unrefined, 2 deodorized and 3 refined samples). Eight of these samples were analyzed for
unsaponifiables content, free fatty acids and volatiles and semi-volatile compounds.
Seven camelina seed samples were analyzed for volatile and semi-volatile compounds as
well to determine the suitability of these products in animal feed formulations.