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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