Evaluation of Lipids Extracted from Mango and Melon Seeds.

Olawale, O. (2010) Evaluation of Lipids Extracted from Mango and Melon Seeds. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 11 (2).

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The importance of including fats and oils in our daily diets can hardly be over emphasized. Fats and oils with some of their unsaturated fatty acids are an indisputable part of the diet aside from their important function as a source of energy. To this end, attempts have been made to extract lipids from African Bush Mango and Melon Seeds, quantitatively. The aim of this study is to evaluate the percentage of oil from seeds of mango and melon. The methodology for the extraction of lipids was by addition of isopropanol to the grounded seeds in order to obtain a slurry and then petroleum ether was also added to it. The results obtained showed that, the lipids in African Bush Mango contained a very high percentage (51.5%) of neutral lipids and 55.7% of total lipids, respectively. It can be concluded that with high percentage of oil content in African Bush Mango, it would contribute to the world‟s demand of vegetable oil. (Keywords: mango, melon seeds, lipids, extraction)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 14:39
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 14:39
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2560

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