is obtained from the seeds of the ricinus communis. It belongs to the family of euphorbiaceae and contains 40 % - 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 summer rain areas. Depending which type, soil conditions and climate, 450 kg - 2000 kg oil can be obtained per hectare.