Knold & Top is breeding white flowering oilseed rape, winter and spring types. The white or crème color of the flowers is linked to a milder taste of the whole plant.
This forms the basis for new uses of oilseed rape. Experiences have shown that cold crushed oil from ‘white’ oilseed rape has a milder taste as compared to oil from normal yellow flowering oilseed rape.
Such oil, when carefully crushed, turns into a mild and tasty gourmet oil. The seeds themselves are also excellent as an ingredient in different foods (analogous to linseed, sesame or sunflower seeds).
Furthermore, the green parts of ‘white’ oilseed rape are now used as vegetables (www.colza.dk ). Finally, the bright flower color makes it possible to reduce the use of insecticides by means of the Flower Power System®