Which oilseeds are grown in India and what are the uses?
India is the largest producer of oilseeds in the world. Different types of oilseeds are grown in India. Main oilseeds produced in India are groundnut, mustard, coconut, sesame, soyabean, castor seeds, cotton seeds, linseed and sunflower. Most of these are edible and used as cooking medium. However some of these are also used as raw material in the production of soap, cosmetics and ointments.