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The characteristics of kapok (Ceiba pentandra, Gaertn.) seed oil

The characteristics of kapok (Ceiba pentandra, Gaertn.) seed oil

Pertanika 2(1): 1-4

The seeds present in floss of kapok are usually discarded during the cleaning process although in some rural areas they are roasted and eaten. Malaysian seed contained 28% of oil: the composition of the oil was similar to that of cottonseed oil (mainly oleic and linoleic acids).

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