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Comparative Studies of the Physicochemical Properties of Moringa oleifera (Nigeria), Moringa oleifera (Kenya) and Moringa oleifera (India)

Bale AT1*, Olubuade FE1, Ogundele DT1, Olayemi VT1, Jimoh AA2 and Musa RT2
1Department of Chemistry, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria
2Department of Chemistry, Al-hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Bale AT
Department of Chemistry
Kwara State University
Malete, Nigeria
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Received April 20, 2015; Accepted June 11, 2015; Published June 16, 2015
Citation: Bale AT, Olubuade FE, Ogundele DT, Olayemi VT, Jimoh AA, et al (2015) Comparative Studies of the Physicochemical Properties of Moringa oleifera (Nigeria), Moringa oleifera (Kenya) and Moringa oleifera (India). Nat Prod Chem Res 3:178. doi:10.4172/2329-6836.1000178
Copyright: ©2015 Bale AT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The oil from Moringa oleifera seeds obtained from Afon in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria, was extracted using n-hexane. The oil yield determined experimentally was 26.2%. The oil concentration was compared with those reported by [1,2]. Some physicochemical properties like the density, specific gravity, refractive index, pH, viscosity, acid value, peroxide value, saponification value, iodine value and FFA were determined. The results obtained were compared against previously reported data.

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