Studies on seed fat composition of Moringaceae family

Author(s): Sengupta A, Gupta MP


The component fatty acids of the seed fats of Moringa pterygosperma and Moringa concanensis have been investigated by using the techniques of urea-adduct segregation and quantitative paper chromatography. The present analysis indicates the percentage composition of the mixed fatty acids to be: palmitic 3.1, 11.7; stearic 8.0, 3.8; arachidic 7.8, 2.4; behenic 3.5, 4.1; lignoceric 5.8, 0.6; oleic 71.0, 75.5 and linoleic 0.8, 0.9% respectively.

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