Abyssinian oil, also known as crambe oil, is a type of oil that is extracted from the seeds of the Crambe abyssinica plant. This oil is gaining popularity in the cosmetic and personal care industry due to its high stability, low viscosity, and non-greasy texture. It is also used in the food industry as a substitute for other oils due to its high smoke point and neutral flavor.
Synonyms: Crambe oil, Abyssinian oil, Crambe abyssinica oil
Botanical names: Crambe abyssinica
Growing locations: Crambe abyssinica is native to the Mediterranean region, but it is now cultivated in various parts of the world, including North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.
Part of the plant used: The seeds of the Crambe abyssinica plant are used to extract the oil.
Chemical composition: Abyssinian vegetable oil is composed of several fatty acids, including erucic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. It also contains high amounts of long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids (LCMFA), which are responsible for its stability and non-greasy texture.