Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 746–747

Seed oils fromCitrus sinensis

  • R. Hendrickson
  • J. W. Kesterson
Technical

DOI: 10.1007/BF02609661

Cite this article as:
Hendrickson, R. & Kesterson, J.W. J Am Oil Chem Soc (1963) 40: 746. doi:10.1007/BF02609661

Abstract

Comparative analyses of seed oils from the four most important orange varieties at different stages of maturity have shown remarkably similar fatty acid content by GLC. Percentage distribution of fatty acids, refractive index, and iodine number could probably be used to differentiate or help confirmCitrus species since there is enough variation between species to make a valid comparison. Seed content was noted as being related to fruit maturity, as was moisture content of seeds. The oil content of pineappleorange seeds was found to be variable, correlated to moisture content of seeds, and it reached a maximum when seed moisture had decreased to approximately 49%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hendrickson
    • 1
  • J. W. Kesterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Citrus Experiment StationLake Alfred