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Comparison of physico-chemical properties and fatty acid compostion of elateriospermum tapos (buah perah), palm oil and soybean oil

Mohd. Setapar, Siti Hamidah and Yian, L. N. and Che Yunus, Mohd. Azizi (2011) Comparison of physico-chemical properties and fatty acid compostion of elateriospermum tapos (buah perah), palm oil and soybean oil. Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 81 . pp. 855-858. ISSN 2010-376X

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Abstract

Elateriospermum tapos seed (buah perah) is the one of the rich sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids. It contains high percentage of oleic acid which is the important component to develop nervous system and also a-linolenic acid (ALA) which is the precursor of omega-3 fatty acids series to synthesize eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, there is less study about this valuable oilseed and exploit its potential. Therefore, this paper is to assess the comparison of physico-chemical properties and fatty composition of perah oil to palm oil and soybean oil. From the comparison, perah oil shows low peroxide value means it has good oxidative stability and also high iodine values shows that it can be used in paint industry. The study shown that perah oil is comparable to palm oil and soybean oil, so it has high potential to be exploited in the oleochemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and paint industries.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:a-linolenic acid, palm oil, perah oil, soybean oil
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:28839
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Nov 2012 07:12
Last Modified:29 Nov 2012 07:12

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