Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 63, Issue 12, pp 1568–1569 | Cite as

Characteristics of guindilla (Valenzuela trinervis Bert.) oil

  • J. M. Aguilera
  • A. Fretes
  • R. San Martin


Seed of Guindilla (Valenzuela trinervis Bert.) and its oil were characterized. On a dry weight basis, the seed consists of 56% hull and seed coat and 44% cotyledon, containing about 67.0% lipids. The main fatty acids are: 62.3% oleic, 12.9% gadoleic, 10.1% linoleic and 9.6% palmitic. Physical properties of oil, expressed by hand press, include: melting point, −6 to −2 C; iodine value, 75.1; saponification value, 192; and unsaponifiable matter, 0.8%.


Hull Seed Coat Distillation Unit Jojoba Unsaponifiable Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Aguilera
    • 1
  • A. Fretes
    • 1
  • R. San Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringCatholic UniversitySantiagoChile

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