Composition, nutritional value and uses of Ricinodendron heudelotii,
Vitex doniana and Cleome gynandra seeds oil, three indigenous oil
species: a review
Ricinodendron heudelotii, Vitex doniana and Cleome gynandra are three
indigenous species whose seeds contain oil that can provide interesting
alternatives to conventional seed oil species. This review focused on
the physicochemical characteristics of their seeds and the nutritional
properties of the extracted oils. Scientific articles and reports were
collected and needed information was extracted and synthesized.
Ricinodendron seed oil is higher (51.83 mg/100 g) than that of Vitex
(28.55 mg/100 g) and Cleome (27.35 mg/100 g). The three seed oils are
polyunsaturated oils. Ricinodendron seed oil is composed mainly of
linoleic acid (28.3-51.1%). Cleome seeds oil is mainly composed of
linoleic acid (56.3% -61.1%) and oleic acid (19.6-23.9%).
Ricinodendron seed oil can be used for the preparation of fast drying
binder and resins. Vitex seed oil can be used for the production of
resin, paint and skin cream production. No application of Cleome seed
oil has been stated.
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