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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fatty acid in kernel

Mango seed kernel oil could be extracted using Soxhlet extraction with petroleum ether, ethanol and hexane. Oil extracted with hexane has better overall quality.

The comparison of the composition in fatty acids of mango seed kernel oil with that of vegetable oils indicates that this plant is rich in stearic acid and oleic acid. The main fatty acids found in mango kernel oil are about 45% oleic acid and 38% stearic acid. Mango kernel fat alone or when blended with other nuts fats, for example, almond or palm stearin, can act as a cocoa butter replacer.

Fatty acid compositions of mango kernel oil extracted using different organic solvents, showing some small variation depending on the solvent used. Of the two main fatty acids in mango kernel oil, stearic acid content was the highest when ethanol was used as the solvent and oleic acid content the highest when petroleum ether was used as the solvent.
Fatty acid in kernel
Stearic acid
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