Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mango kernel seeds oil

Mango kernel oil is obtained from the fruit of the mango (Mangifera indica) tree. The kernel typically makes up from 45 to 72% of the seed and contains almost 15% by weight of mango kernel oil.

The kernel oil has a very promising future as edible oil. Mango kernel oil can be used as substitute for cocoa butter fat.

The possibility of processing of mango kernel into oil on a commercial scale was demonstrated in India for the first time in 1974 and 100 tones of mango kernel was processed.
Kernels seed oil could be extracted using Soxhlet extraction with petroleum ether, ethanol, and hexane.

Because the main fatty acids in mango kernel oil are stearic and oleic acids, it s main SOS-type of triglycerides is StOSt.

The results of studies suggested that mango seed kernel oil is a good source of the unsaturated fatty acid, phenolic compounds, and has the potential to be used as nutrient rich food or as ingredients for functional or enriched foods.
Mango kernel seeds oil

Notes: 
SOS means 1,3-distearoyl-2-oleo glycerol
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