Rapeseed Oil (RSO) Testing

Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. napus), also known as rape, or oilseed rape, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed, which naturally contains appreciable amounts of erucic acid. 

The main methods used for the extraction of rapeseed oil include cold pressing, hot pressing, and solvent extraction. 

Rapeseed is also used as a cover crop in the US during the winter as it prevents soil erosion, produces large amounts of biomass, suppresses weeds and can improve soil tilth with its root system.

How can we help with your testing requirements?

We have established methods using GC-FID for various types of RSO containing products – including components of Rapeseed such as Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic Acid. 

We can look at further fatty acid chains depending on your requirements.

We also have established methods for Erucic Acid, a component of RSO.

We can help you through the Biocidal Products Regulations to be able to market your product and providing stability and safety data through various physical and chemical testing.

These tests can all be done in compliance with GLP where required, and if the formal certification is not required you can still rest assured that all of our processes are carried out following the same high-quality standards even when outside of GLP.

We partner with consultants and other laboratories to support additional testing requirements too – so if we can’t do it, we will help you find someone who can through our trusted network.

Please contact us for further discussion of your particular Rapeseed Oil testing requirements.

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