Vegetable oil yields

Note: These are conservative estimates — crop yields vary widely. This data is compiled from a variety of sources. Where sources vary averages are given. The yield figures are most useful as comparative estimates: a high-yielding crop may not be “better” (more suitable) than a lower-yielding crop, it depends on the particular situation. — Keith Addison, Handmade Projects, 2001.

 

Ascending order Alphabetical order
Crop litres oil/ha US gal/acre Crop litres oil/ha US gal/acre
corn (maize) 172 18 avocado 2638 282
cashew nut 176 19 brazil nut 2392 255
oats 217 23 calendula 305 33
lupine 232 25 camelina 583 62
kenaf 273 29 cashew nut 176 19
calendula 305 33 castor bean 1413 151
cotton 325 35 cocoa (cacao) 1026 110
hemp 363 39 coconut 2689 287
soybean 446 48 coffee 459 49
coffee 459 49 coriander 536 57
linseed (flax) 478 51 corn (maize) 172 18
hazelnut 482 51 cotton 325 35
euphorbia 524 56 euphorbia 524 56
pumpkin seed 534 57 hazelnut 482 51
coriander 536 57 hemp 363 39
mustard seed 572 61 jatropha 1892 202
camelina 583 62 jojoba 1818 194
sesame 696 74 kenaf 273 29
safflower 779 83 linseed (flax) 478 51
rice 828 88 lupine 232 25
tung oil 940 100 macadamia nut 2246 240
sunflower 952 102 mustard seed 572 61
cocoa (cacao) 1026 110 oats 217 23
peanut 1059 113 oil palm 5950 635
opium poppy 1163 124 olive 1212 129
rapeseed 1190 127 opium poppy 1163 124
olive 1212 129 peanut 1059 113
castor bean 1413 151 pecan nut 1791 191
pecan nut 1791 191 pumpkin seed 534 57
jojoba 1818 194 rapeseed 1190 127
jatropha 1892 202 rice 828 88
macadamia nut 2246 240 safflower 779 83
brazil nut 2392 255 sesame 696 74
avocado 2638 282 soybean 446 48
coconut 2689 287 sunflower 952 102
oil palm 5950 635 tung oil 940 100


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