The raw seed is inedible due to the presence of saponins, though these remain in the seed-meal when the oil is extracted.The seed contains about 30% of an edible oil and 35% protein. The oil is highly polyunsaturated and similar to safflower oil (Carthamnus tinctorius) in fatty-acid composition. It has a pleasant nut-like flavour and a texture similar to olive oil.
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