Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The composition and physico-chemical properties of the seed and seed oil of Jatropha curcas were determined. Seeds contained 50.50, 14.78, 4.74, 3.33, 12.25 and 3.50% oil, protein, moisture, carbohydrate, ash and fibre, respectively. The saponification value, iodine value, acid value, peroxide value, unsaponifiable matter, free fatty acid and specific gravity of the oil were 23.13, 103.42, 1.41, 12.67, 1.50, 2.87 and 0.94%, respectively. Dodecanoic, myristic, palmitic, stearic and oleic acids comprised 0.35, 0.47, 27.04, 3.15 and 69.00% of total fatty acids. It is concluded that the low moisture and ash contents coupled with the moderate protein content makes the seed suitable for animal feeds.

Authors: Abigor, R. D.; Okpefa, E.; Bafor, M. E.; Uadia, P. O.; Osagie, A. U.

Journal: Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grasse

Year: 1997

Volume: 74

Page: 465-465

UID: CABI:19981404809

Genus Species Data Points
Jatropha curcas 6
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