Predominantly grown in the northern belt of India, the production of this seeds has made rapid progress in the last decade.
The biggest advantage is that they can be grown in a wide range of agro-climatic conditions. In India, rapeseed and mustard are grouped together. Amongst the nine major oilseeds cultivated in India, they come second, only after groundnut. The harvest usually takes place in March or April.
The oil content in rapeseed and mustard is between 36 and 42 %. Indian mustard, has a pungent flavour and is often used as a spice in the varied Indian cuisine.