Volume 3 Number 6 June 2017

Physico-Chemical Properties of the Oil Extracted From the Seeds of Beilschmiedia Mannii (Lauraceae)

Authors: Kouam?  Amenan  Marguerite ; Sahor? Drogba Alexis ; Abouattier Levry Joachim
Pages: 40-44
The seed from the fruit of the Beilschmiedia mannii (Lauraceae) tree provides edible oil. In order to contribute to the valorization of this seed, which is a traditional Vegetable in Côte d’Ivoire; study of its food potential has been carried out, Particular the determination of some physico-chemical characteristics of its oil. The results obtained are as follows: the yield (8.75%); the refractive index (1.41); the acid index (2.62); the Iodine index (83.8); Saponification index (263.14); the peroxide index (8.97).