Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The seeds of the baobab Adansonia suarenzensis (Bombacaceae) contain 46.2% oil used for cooking by the malagasy population. This oil gives a positive Halphen test showing the presence of cyclopropenoic fatty acids (CPEFA). Composition analysis of derivatized fatty acid methyl esters was done by gas-liquid chromatography (GLC). The A. suarenzensis seed oil contains mainly palmitic (46%) stearic (3.5%) oleic (21%) and linolenic (12%) acids. Effect of heat on CPEFA content of boabab oil was studied at 133°C and 180°C. Major decomposition of CPEFA at 180°C shows that deodorisation would be the main step in the oil refining process. Hydrogenation of the baobab oil using an industrial hydrogenating catalyst results in CPEFA content decreasing rapidly.

Authors: Bianchini, J. P.; Ralaimanarivo, A.; Gaydou, E. M.

Journal: Journal of Food Science

Year: 1983

Volume: 48

Page: 253-&

UID: WOS:A1983PZ78400065

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb14837.x

Genus Species Data Points
Adansonia suarezensis 9
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