INGREDIENT IN FOODS
Based on preliminary work by food enthusiasts (local produce) Knold & Top found that whole seeds from white flowering varieties (‘white’ varieties) taste milder as compared to seed from yellow flowering varieties (‘yellow’ varieties).
A pleasing taste, a pleasant chewing sensation together with increased shelf life of many products make seeds from white varieties very attractive as an ingredient in breads, cakes, bars and other foods. Whole seeds from white varieties can be used like sunflower seeds, linseeds or sesame seeds in foods.
Rapeseeds are healthy as the oil composition is excellent; and the proteins have high biological value. The seeds are also rich sources of E-vitamins and plant sterols.
Rapeseeds contain glucosinolates. Glucosinolates (GL’s) can be converted to isothiocyanates by myrosinase, but this conversion is reduced because of the heat treatment during baking. We feel confident that max. 20 % rapeseed in foods together with the low content of GL’s in the seeds will not create health problems for humans. On the contrary small amounts of GLs are supposed to counteract some types of cancer, diabetes 2, inflammation of the body and other diseases.
’Novel Food’ approval
Today whole rapeseeds are not allowed for food use in the European Union. Foods not eaten ’to any significant degree’ in the European Union before April 1st, 1997 must obtain permission from EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) before they can be sold on the market.
Knold & Top ApS has submitted an application to the EFSA. We hope to obtain permission for whole seeds from white flowering rapeseed in 2020.
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