Characteristics of Jatropha Curcas

Jatropha is a genus of about 175 succulent plants, shrubs and trees from the family Euphorbiaceae, subfamily Crotonoideae, and tribe Jatropheae. There are at least four important species, namely, J. curcas, J. gossrifolia, J. podarica, and J. multifada. It was botanist Carl Von Linne who first classified the plants in 1753 and gave the botanical … Read More

What are Plant Oils?

The distinction between fat and oil is mainly a physical one. If the substance is solid at ambient temperature, it is called fat. If it is liquid, it is called oil. This distinction is merely for convenience since all oils solidify when the temperature is made low enough and all fats melt if the temperature … Read More