Studies in the Evaluation of Unconventional Oils from Burkina Faso Rich in Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid or Other Unusual Fatty Acids
- *Corresponding Author:
- Imael Henri Nestor Bassole
Laboratoire BAEBIB, Université de Ouagadougou
03 BP 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 05, 2013; Accepted Date: March 14, 2014; Published Date: March 20, 2014
Citation: Bassole IHN, Bazongo P, Nielsen S, Dicko MH, Shukla VKS (2014) Studies in the Evaluation of Unconventional Oils from Burkina Faso Rich in Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid or Other Unusual Fatty Acids. J Food Process Technol 5:303. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000303
Copyright: © 2014 Bassole IHN, 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.
A study on unconventional seed oils from Burkina Faso was carried out to determine their potential usefulness. The highest oil content was obtained with Marantes polyandra (55.0%) and the lowest with Detarium microcarpum seed oil (12.0%). Linoleic and oleic acids were the most dominant fatty acids of Balanites aegyptiaca, Combretum aculeatum, Detarium microcarpum and Lophira lanceolata. Eleostearic acid and cyclopropenic acids were the major fatty acids in the oils of Parinari curatelliflora and Sterculia setigera, respectively. Combretum aculeatum had the highest tocopherol content (800 ppm). All the results suggest that seed oils may have potential applications in food and cosmetic products.