Importance of Some Oil Crops in Human Nutrition

Mehtap Gürsoy


It is known that agricultural lands remain limited due to the ever increasing human population. That is why the necessity of increasing the crop production is constantly emphasized. In the crop production, quality should be increased along with yield. Nonetheless, there are amounts that people should take from each group of nutrients daily to ensure adequate and balanced nutrition. As known, malnutrition has negative effects on human health, which causes some diseases. Field crops, as well as other feeding groups, are of great importance in human nutrition. It is known that oil plants, which belong to the group of industrial plants, have an important place in human nutrition as in the vast majority of field crops. Thus, in this article, some important oil plants will be examined in terms of human nutrition.


Oil plants; Nutrition; Fatty acids; Essential fatty acids; Quality

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