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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 3167-3169
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.3167.3169
 
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Fatty Acids and Unsaponifiable Composition of Cucumis amaris Seeds Oil

Siaka Sorho, Soro Yaya , Adima Amissa Augustin and Lemee Laurent

Abstract:
Seeds obtained from Cucumis amaris were analysed for their lipid composition. The seeds contained high level of lipids (40%). Freshly extracted oil gave acid and peroxide values of 6.06 and 34.44 , respectively. The iodine and saponification values were 117.20 and 192.30, respectively. The oil contained various fatty acids. Linoleic, oleic, palmitic and steraric acids were the principal fatty acids present. Unsaponifiable components study of the seed oil revealed β-sitosterol and Δ-5, 24-stigmastadienol as the most prominent. The minor compounds included Chlerosterol, Δ-7, stigmastenol, Δ-7-avenasterol, Δ-7-campesterol, cholesterol, 2, 4-methylencholesterol and Campesterol.
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How to cite this article:

Siaka Sorho, Soro Yaya , Adima Amissa Augustin and Lemee Laurent , 2006. Fatty Acids and Unsaponifiable Composition of Cucumis amaris Seeds Oil. Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 3167-3169.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.3167.3169

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2006.3167.3169

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