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A press cake is a low-value food item pressed from an oil-producing seed or olive at a rate of one press cake per unit of oil. It is a by-product of the pressing process, consisting of the leftover solids from the base material.
Press cake-producing crops
The following crops produce materials that can be pressed into oil and press cakes:
|Plant Name||Underground?||Press Cake Name||Press Cake Value|
|Quarry bush||Yes||rock nut press cake||1☼|
|Cotton||No||cottonseed press cake||1☼|
|Flax||No||linseed press cake||1☼|
|Hemp||No||hempseed press cake||1☼|
|Kenaf||No||kenaf seed press cake||1☼|
|Olive (fruit)||No||olive pomace||1☼|
To press oil from the various seed crops - all except olives - the seed must first be milled into paste at a millstone or quern. Only this intermediate product can be pressed. Olives can be pressed directly.
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