Chemical Composition and Oil Characterization of Some Accessions of Ricinus communis Seeds

  • IH K
  • B N
  • Q A
  • et al.
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fats as their primary raw material. Nigeria, however, being a tropical country, has wide variations in climatic conditions and therefore has a wide variety of domestic plants that produce oil. Lack of information on the composition and utilization of the many and varied oil seeds, indigenous to Nigeria are more of a problem than shortage of these oils [7]. Hence the purpose of this work is to characterize R. communis genotypes for physicochemical properties and oil properties of the different genotypes. Materials and Methods Ten accessions of R. communis were obtained from various locations in Enugu state, Nigeria. They were planted in a randomized complete block design in the field for two consecutive years under rain fed conditions. The seeds harvested were used for these analyses at The castor beans were ground into a paste. A soxhlet extractor was used for solvent extraction of the oil. The solvent used was hexane and it was repeated several times, at the end of the extraction, the resulting mixture called miscella containing the oil was heated to recover the oil [8]. The residual oil was collected and used for analytical work. The chemical properties investigated were fatty acid composition,




IH, K., B, N., Q, A., & S, K. (2017). Chemical Composition and Oil Characterization of Some Accessions of Ricinus communis Seeds. Journal of Business & Financial Affairs, 06(01).

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