is obtained from the seeds of the ricinus communis. It belongs to the family of euphorbiaceae and contains 40% to 50% oil. Its origin is in West and North Africa.
*Main component is the versatile ricinoleic acid
*Identified by its weak characteristic scent
It grows in tropical sommer rain areas. Depending which type, soil conditions and climate 450 kg to 2000 kg oil can be obtained per hectare.