Widely used in cattle, pork, poultry and aquaculture
Rapeseed the main annual sowing crops in Chile, with about 50,000 ha. A non-GMO crop characterized by being low in erucic acid (<2%) and low in glucosinolates (<30 μmol / g). The annual production is approximately 250.000 tons of seeds, which, after being processed, generate 46% oil and 54% bran. The latter is widely used in cattle, swine, poultry and aquaculture industry feed due to its nutritional value, as it has a good amino acid profile, with high contents of lysine and cystine. The main source of carbohydrate is fiber, much of it in the form of acid detergent fiber (fda) and as neutral detergent fiber (fdn). The latter can be up to 10% higher than the fda. The mineral composition is relatively better compared to other oilseed crops, being especially good as a source of phosphorus and selenium. Like other vegetables that provide phosphorus, a portion of it is presented as phytate.