Sunday, June 20, 2010

Huttentut

Huttentut (Camelina sativa) is a plant from the cross of flowers family (Brassicaceae). The plant is across the entire northern hemisphere in the wild. Perhaps the plant originally came from West Asia. The plant has a yellow flower.


The flower is pollinated by different insects. Especially in bees is a very popular flower because of the amount of nectar.


Oil from the seeds can be pressed. The oil was formerly used mainly for oil lamps, and sometimes as an edible oil as a lubricant. Recently it is in the spotlight as a major candidate to serve as feedstock for the second generation biodiesel. The stems of the plant are suitable for making brooms. Previously, the smaller pieces also used as a scouring pad.


Huttentut was one of the plants roughly around 2000-3000 years ago were grown on the so-called raatakkers, also known as "Celtic fields." It is one of the oldest Dutch crops.


On November 23, 2009, KLM was the first airline in part (one of the four engines) on one of these plants produced biokerosine an aircraft with passengers allowed to fly over the Netherlands. The plane took off around 2:15 p.m., after an hour to land.



Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huttentut

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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