publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Extraction and Characterization of Underutilized Seed Oils Sampled in South-western Nigeria

Olufunso Omowunmi Adeniyi;
  • Published: 30 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
<jats:p>Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) and Sesamum indicum (sesame) are edible plants that provide a lot of nutritional benefits to man; despite their wide consumption and benefits, their seed oils remain underutilized. Seed oils from these plants found in south-western Nigeria were analyzed for their physico-chemical properties. Oil was extracted from the seeds using Soxhlet apparatus and n-hexane as the solvent; physico-chemical properties were determined using standard analytical procedures. Watermelon seed oil had a golden brown colour while sesame seed oil had a carton brown colour; they had saponification values of 258.99 mgKOH/g and 261.34 mgKOH/g respect...
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free text keywords: Citrullus lanatus, Sesamum indicum, underutilized, seed oils, physico-chemical properties, South-western Nigeria, Sesamum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Peroxide value, Carton, business.product_category, business, Iodine value, Citrullus lanatus, Chemistry, Acid value, Saponification, Watermelon seed oil, Horticulture
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