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Article Number - 33C12FA55233


Vol.12(1), pp. 1-5 , January 2018
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2015.1336
ISSN: 1996-0794



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Comparative assessment of some physico-chemical properties of seed oils of Parkia biglobosa and Monodora myristica with some commercial oils



Adolf Oti-Boakye
  • Adolf Oti-Boakye
  • Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Akwasi Acheampong
  • Akwasi Acheampong
  • Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Gyang Nathan Ohene
  • Gyang Nathan Ohene
  • Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Amoah Charles Agyei
  • Amoah Charles Agyei
  • Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Akorfa Akosua Agbosu
  • Akorfa Akosua Agbosu
  • Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
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 Received: 25 November 2016  Accepted: 07 February 2017  Published: 31 January 2018

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The demand for oils has increased in recent times as a result of industrial and nutritional processes. There is therefore the need to search for oils from different types of seeds. As part of an on-going work to search for alternate sources of oils, seed oils from Monodora myristica and Parkia biglobosa were extracted, analysed and some of their physicochemical properties were compared with those of vegetable and palm oils. The results show that seed oils of M. myristcia and P. biglobosa have some physicochemical properties comparable with those of the commercial oils and hence have great nutritional and industrial potentials. It is therefore recommended that more studies be undertaken for this abundant source of natural nutritious oil.

Key words: Physicochemical properties, vegetable oils, Monodora myristica, Parkia biglobosa.

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APA Oti-Boakye, A., Acheampong, A., Ohene, G. N., Agyei, A. C., Agbosu, A. A. (2018). Comparative assessment of some physico-chemical properties of seed oils of Parkia biglobosa and Monodora myristica with some commercial oils. African Journal of Food Science, 12(1), 1-5.
Chicago Adolf Oti-Boakye, Akwasi Acheampong, Gyang Nathan Ohene, Amoah Charles Agyei, Akorfa Akosua Agbosu. "Comparative assessment of some physico-chemical properties of seed oils of Parkia biglobosa and Monodora myristica with some commercial oils." African Journal of Food Science 12, no. 1 (2018): 1-5.
MLA Adolf Oti-Boakye, et al. "Comparative assessment of some physico-chemical properties of seed oils of Parkia biglobosa and Monodora myristica with some commercial oils." African Journal of Food Science 12.1 (2018): 1-5.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJFS2015.1336
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/33C12FA55233

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