Comparison of two seed oils used in cosmetics, moringa and marula  [2008]

Kleiman, Robert Ashley, David A. Brown, James H.

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Comparison of the seed oil of Moringa pterygosperma (moringa) and Sclerocarya birrea (marula) showed a marked difference in fatty acid composition and oxidative stability. Moringa, with 1000ppm tocopherols, had an oil stability index (OSI) of 133h at 110°C while marula with 1000ppm tocopherols yielded 37h at 110°C. This correlated well with the fatty acid composition of these two oils. Moringa had less than 1% polyunsaturates and marula had 6.7% of these oxidatively unstable materials. In addition, fatty acid compositions of seven species of moringa are presented. All of these species had levels of behenic acid ranging from 1 to 7% with oleic acid levels from 68 to 79%. The highest amount of polyunsatures was found in the moringa species was in Moringa drouhardii with 3.6%.

Other subjects

  • marula
  • Moringa oleifera
  • behenic acid
  • seed oils
  • fatty acid composition
  • oxidative stability
  • oleic acid
  • Sclerocarya birrea
  • chemical composition
  • chemical analysis
  • cosmetics

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Industrial crops and products

ISSN : 0926-6690


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Language : English

Type : Journal Article

In AGRIS since : 2013

Volume : v. 28

Issue : 3

Start Page : 361

End Page : 364

Publisher : [Amsterdam; New York, NY]: Elsevier Science

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" Comparison of two seed oils used in cosmetics, moringa and marula "