A tree species with greening, oil crops and new resource foods-Acer truncatum
At present, a large amount of land is occupied in urban and rural public welfare greening. Is there a tree species that has both greening properties and economic value?
Currently, people only rely on animals and crops to consume edible oil. Is there a substitute for woody crops?
At present, edible oil is only used as life seasoning. Is there a kind of edible oil that can be seasoned and has health care functions?
Yes, there is! It is Acer truncatum.
Acer truncatum is an excellent tree species for greening
Acer truncatum, a deciduous tree, 8-10m high. Flowering in May and fruiting in September. Acer truncatum is named after its samari shape resembles the ancient Chinese "gold ingot ingot". It is a unique tree species in my country. The tender leaves of Acer truncatum are red, and the tree in front of the leaves is full of yellow and green tortoise flowers in spring, which are quite beautiful. The autumn leaves are yellow, red or purple-red, the tree is beautiful, the leaf shape is beautiful, and it is an excellent leaf viewing tree. It is suitable for garden shade trees, sidewalk trees or scenic forest trees. They are elegantly arranged on banks, lakes, grasslands and buildings; they can also be used as companion trees in scenic forests. Beijing’s famous "Red Leaves on the West Mountain", and Acer truncatum is one of them. One of the main tree species. Acer truncatum is resistant to shade and cold, does not require strict soil requirements, has strong resistance to sulfur dioxide and hydrogen fluoride, and has a strong ability to absorb dust.
Acer truncatum oil is an excellent woody edible oil
Acer truncatum is a new resource of high-quality edible vegetable oil, with large seeds and high oil content. The oil content of the seed kernel of Acer truncatum is 48%, and the oil output rate of the machine is 35%, which is higher than the oil output rate of rapeseed. Acer truncatum oil is a semi-drying oil mainly containing oleic acid and linoleic acid. It has a high content of essential fatty acids and excellent oil quality. Among them, the essential fatty acids-linoleic acid and linolenic acid are as high as 53%, which is better than vegetable oil and is rare in edible vegetable oil.
On March 22, 2011, the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China officially issued an announcement approving Acer truncatum seed oil as a new resource food. Acer truncatum seed oil contains nervonic acid, which is recognized by scientists around the world as the only dual-effect miraculous substance that can repair nerve fibers in damaged brain nerve pathways and promote nerve cell regeneration. Its deficiency will cause brain diseases such as stroke sequelae, senile dementia, cerebral palsy, brain atrophy, memory loss, insomnia and forgetfulness.
Acer truncatum is a new resource of high-quality protein
The seed kernel contains 25%-27% protein and does not contain starch, which is rare in plant seeds. After the seeds are extracted from the oil, the oil meal is a good edible protein. According to measurement, the protein in the seed kernels of Acer truncatum contains 8 kinds of essential amino acids, which is a complete protein and is an ideal new resource of plant protein.
This kind of tree species that integrates multiple benefits will become a new species of high-efficiency agriculture in my country, and become a leader in ecological economic agriculture.