Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract Seeds of B. costatum collected in Bauchi, Nigeria had oil 19.8, ash 7.8, protein 35.4 and carbohydrates 31.4%. Fatty acids in seed oil were caproic 3.25, caprylic 6.51, palmitic 8.14, stearic 3.25, oleic 48.85, arachidonic 3.25, linoleic 13.02, vernolic 13.02 and lignoceric 1.63%. Saponins were 10.00.20 g/kg. The high protein content, low content of toxic substances and amount of polyunsaturated fats in seed oil suggest that B. costatum is potentially suitable for human and animal consumption.

Authors: Ogbobe, O.; Ezeukwu, A. O.; Ozoh, N. G.

Journal: Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grasse

Year: 1996

Volume: 73

Page: 271-272

UID: CABI:19981402933

Genus Species Data Points
Bombax costatum 10
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