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NNFCC Crop Factsheet: Borage

This factsheet provides information on growing, harvesting and storing borage in the UK and its uses as a non-food crop.

Author L Hopwood, NNFCC
Published 09 Jun 2008
Industry Biobased Products Feedstocks
Download   NNFCC Crop Factsheet: Borage (PDF, 96 kB)
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Summary

Borage has been grown in the UK for a number of years as a high value, speciality oil crop. Similar to Evening Primrose, Borage is recognised as a key source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is commonly used in personal care products and nutraceuticals.

This factsheet reviews what borage is used for, where it can be grown and the agronomy of the crop.

Last updated: June 2008.

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