Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oil from Pachira aquatica Grown in Nigeria

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Afolayan S. Sunday
Igbum O. Gillian
Igoli O. John


The relative composition of the fatty acids in Pachira aquatica seed oil were determined using GC-MS and 1H NMR. The results obtained from GC-MS and 1H NMR show that the oil contained saturated fatty acids (>67%), oleic acid (>18%), linoleic (>3%) and linolenic acid (≤0.01%). 1H NMR gave more reliable and reproducible results.

Pachira aquatic, seed oil, fatty acids, GC-MS, NMR, Nigeria.

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Sunday, A., Gillian, I., & John, I. (2019). Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oil from Pachira aquatica Grown in Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 18(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/jaeri/2019/v18i430065
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