Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Limnanthes alba.
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The seed contains about 24 - 30% of an oil that is potentially a good replacement for sperm whale oil. This species is being trialled as a possible commercial oil seed crop. The sub-species L. alba versicolor has slightly higher oil yields, around 31%. Experimentally, yields of 1 tonne of seed per hectare has been obtained, though these yields would need to be doubled to make the plant a commercial prospect. Some new cultivars have been developed with better seed retention and higher oil yields.A very good bee and hoverfly plant.
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