Author(s): Bandelier J, Chunhieng T, Olle M, Montet D
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Abstract Analysis of the biochemical composition of Irvingia malayana was carried out. This Cambodian nut contains 7.5\% water and 70\% oil. Most of the fatty acids are saturated and include 42\% C12:0 and 41.8\% C14:0; the sterol composition is similar to that of other vegetable oils. This oil is less rich in alpha-tocopherol than in gamma-tocopherol. Analysis of the solid content of the oil with respect to the temperature by NMR shows a fast fall of solid content around its fusion range at 38-39 degrees C. The main differences in the properties of the indigenous Cambodia nut from other known oleaginous seeds are in its selenium content, fatty acid composition, fusion temperature profile, and content of antioxidants. These important characteristics can soon make possible its application in pharmacology, cosmetics, the margarine industry, etc.
This article was published in J Agric Food Chem
and referenced in Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry