All seeds of plants that have the ability to store triglycerides as future energy sources such as canola, sunflower, cottonseed, safflower and other; sequester these oils in Oleosomes, which are one of the specialized organelles in the cells of a plant.
The structure of oleosomes is spherical in shape and they can range from one to three microns in diameter. An Oleosome is composed of an inner reservoir of vitamins and triglycerides, which are surrounded by a phospholipid bilayer that is encapsulated by unique proteins called oleosins. This is normally being isolated intact in the form of an o/w emulsion and done through a process that is proprietary and solvent-free.
Human uses of Oleosomes
Oleosomes in this form can either be used as delivery systems wherein they deliver to the skin or hair the contents found naturally within the structure e.g. triglycerides, anti-oxidants, etc; or they can also be used as a primary emulsifier to form very effective and mild, cosmetic emulsions.