CarlLinnaeusManuscript.jpg

Camelina recorded in Carl Linnaeus’s early manuscripts

David Roberts Blog 0 Comments

Included among a handwritten list of plant genera in Carl Linnaeus’s Manuscripta Medica Tom. I (1727 – 1730) we find Camelina! A distinguished scientist and doctor, the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus developed the binomial naming system of plants and animals with which we are all familiar. His work provides the fundamental framework for knowledge of the biota of the Earth, supporting effective …

CamelinaMooresRural1870.jpg

What’s Camelina worth? Hot topic of the week in rural New York, 1864

David Roberts Blog 0 Comments

Among the contemporary Agricultural Topics in Moore’s Rural New Yorker (Rochester) for the week ending Saturday September 3, 1864, is the question of the present value of Camelina sativa: Alonzo Hendrick writes: — “I send you, herewith, some yellow seed or false flax. Is it worth anything in market. I have often heard it said it was worth as much as flax …

800px-Bateau_Viking_transport.jpg

Camelina found in Viking-era burial sites, settlements

David Roberts Blog 0 Comments

Organic material from Viking settlements shows that the famous Old Norse seafarers and warriors produced bread from sieved flours of flax (Linum usitatissimum) and gold of pleasure (Camelina sativa). “The majority of surviving Swedish prehistoric bread can be dated to the later part of the Early Medieval Period (which in Sweden incorporates the Migration Period (400 -550 AD), the Vendel …

Evaluating the Phytochemical Potential of Camelina: An Emerging New Crop of Old World Origin – MA Berhow, SF Vaughn, D Belenli, U Polat – Recent Advances in Phytochemistry 2014

David Roberts Compositional Properties of Camelina seed, cake etc. 0 Comments

Summary: Out on the next frontier of nutritional research will be the complete biochemical and physiological characterization of plant-derived components that prevent or delay the development of chronic diseases in humans and animals. Camelina sativa … seeds contain up to 45% oil, which is rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-2 fatty acids, as well as containing fat-soluble antioxidants such as …

Feeding Camelina sativa meal to meat-type chickens: Effect on production performance and tissue fatty acid composition – A. E. Aziza, N. Quezada, G. Cherian – J Applied Poultry Research 2010

David Roberts Camelina as Feed 0 Comments

Summary: A study was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding Camelina sativa meal to broiler birds on bird performance, carcass characteristics, white and dark meat, and tissue (liver and adipose) total lipids and fatty acid composition. It was concluded that Camelina meal can be included in broiler diets up to 10% without compromising bird performance while increasing the n-3 …

Antioxidative effect of dietary Camelina meal in fresh, stored, or cooked broiler chicken meat – A. E. Aziza, N. Quezada and G. Cherian – Journal of Poultry Science 2010

David Roberts Camelina as Feed 0 Comments

Summary: Study was conducted to investigate the effects of feeding C. sativa meal to broiler birds on phenolic compounds, tocopherols, flavonoids, antioxidant capacity, and lipid peroxidation in chicken thigh meat during short or long-term storage and cooking. Study showed that Camelina meal could be effective in inhibiting lipid oxidation and enhancing antioxidant capacity. However, the effect was more prominent in …