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Some Important Oil Seeds and Their Oils

In India various oil seeds are produced. These oil seeds have considerable variations in their composition and oil quantities available depending on the climate, soil, variety of seeds, region etc. Following chart gives an indication of the range of total oil available in various seeds.

Sr. No.Name of Oil SeedsOil Percentage
1Coconut50 – 60
2Cotton Seed20 – 25
3Castor Seed30 – 35
4Groundnut Kernal40 – 45
5Gokhru30 – 33
6Karanj27 – 39
7Linseed32 – 43
8Maize Germ17 -20
9Mahua50 – 55
10Niger32 – 50
11Neem42 – 45
12Okraseed15 – 20
13Palm Kernal50 – 55
14Poppyseed40 – 50
15Pilu/Khakan40 – 43
16Rai30 – 42
17Rape seed/Mustard40 – 45
18Rubber Seed42 – 50
19Sesame Seed50 – 57
20Soybean Seed15 – 20
21Safflower28
22Sunflower35 – 40
23Sarson Yellow35 – 48
24Sarson Brown35 – 48
25Toria40 – 45
26Taramira35 – 35
27Tobacoo Seed33 – 38
28Tea Seed48