publication . Conference object . 2011

Computational estimation of soybean oil adulteration in Nepalese mustard seed oil based on fatty acid composition

Shrestha, Kshitij; De Meulenaer, Bruno;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The experiment was carried out for the computational estimation of soybean oil adulteration in the mustard seed oil using chemometric technique based on fatty acid composition. Principal component analysis and K-mean clustering of fatty acid composition data showed 4 major mustard/rapeseed clusters, two of high erucic and two of low erucic mustard type. Soybean and other possible adulterants made a distinct cluster from them. The methodology for estimation of soybean oil adulteration was developed based on weighted least square error principle using Microsoft Excel Solver program. This principle was successfully validated on the real soybean mustard oil blends. ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Agriculture and Food Sciences, PCA, adulteration, mustard oil, fatty acid composition
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