Tung oil, which is derived from Tung nuts
, provides a tough, flexible, lustrous and highly water-resistant coating for wood.
As well, NSDL staff worked on critical needs of the war effort including increased mechanization of oil crops--caster beans, tung nuts
, and peanuts--and very significant advancements were made.
But tung nuts
and Chinese melon seeds also contain enzymes that can serve as a catalyst to convert the linoleic acid in soybean oil to eleostearic acid.