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Chemical composition and characteristics ofMoringa peregrina seeds and seeds oil

  • M. A. Somali
  • M. A. Bajneid
  • S. S. Al-Fhaimani
Technical

Abstract

TheMoringa peregrina kernel contains 1.8% moisture, 54.3% oil, 22.1% protein, 3.6% fiber, 15.3% carbohydrate and 2.5% ash. The composition and characteristics of the extracted oil were determined. Gas liquid chromatography of methyl esters of the fatty acids shows the presence of 14.7% saturated fatty acids and 84.7% unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acid composition is as follows: palmitic 9.3%, palmitoleic 2.4%, stearic 3.5%, oleic 78.0%, linoleic 0.6%, linolenic 1.6%, arachidic 1.8% and behenic 2.6%.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Composition Unsaturated Fatty Acid Saturated Fatty Acid Saudi Arabia Unsaponifiable Matter 
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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Somali
    • 1
  • M. A. Bajneid
    • 1
  • S. S. Al-Fhaimani
    • 1
  1. 1.Quality Control LaboratoryMinistry of CommerceHalat Ammar (Tabuk)Saudi Arabia

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