Physico-chemical Characterization and Fatty Acid Profile of the Acrocomia emensis (Arecaceae) Seed Oil

Neiva, Déborah Santos and Rocha, Juliana Almeida and Junior, Afrânio Farias de Melo and Oliveira, Dario Alves de and Brandão, Murilo Malveira and Ferraz, Vany Perpetua and Royo, Vanessa de Andrade and Menezes, Elytania Veiga (2020) Physico-chemical Characterization and Fatty Acid Profile of the Acrocomia emensis (Arecaceae) Seed Oil. In: Research and Development in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 1. B P International, pp. 62-72. ISBN 978-93-89562-09-5

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In Brazil there are several oleaginous plants, with the potential to supply oil as raw material for various
types of industries (cosmetic, pharmaceutical, energy, among others), among them we have the
Acrocomia emensis (Arecaceae) known as Tucum rasteiro. The objective of this work was to realize:
extraction of the oil of the almonds using two types of cold mechanical press (walrus type and manual
hydraulic type of 15 tons), physical-chemical analyzes (acidity index, peroxides, refraction, moisture
and volatile material, ash, viscosity and density at 25ºC) and fatty acid profile of the oil extracted from
almonds of A. emensis from three localities in the northern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil (Bonito de
Minas, Brasília de Minas and Montes Claros). The values of the physical-chemical indexes varied
among the samples from the different locations. Extraction using walrus type press provided higher
yield. The fatty acids of the oils of the three origins were: Caprylic, capric, lauric, myristic, palmitic,
stearic, oleic and linoleic.

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Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 12:31
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