The possibilities of obtaining, characterizing and valorification of almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus)

Authors:
Popa Viorica-Mirela, Raba Diana Nicoleta, Moldovan Camelia, Dumbravă Delia Gabriela, Mateescu Constantin, Gruia Alexandra

Volume 19, Issue 4;
Pages: 455-458;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
Abstract:
Almond kernels (Prunus Amygdalus L.) of the family Rosaceae were investigated for the oil seed characteristics. The physico-chemical properties and fatty acid composition of the seed oil were examined. . Almond kernel were found to be rich in oil 41.52%). The oil contains an appreciable amount of unsaturated fatty acids (87.37%) and saturated fatty acids (12.61%). The oils were analysed for specific gravity, iodine and saponifícation numbers, refractive index, and fatty acid composition. Physicochemical properties of oil were performed according to AOAC procedures and fatty acids were determined by gas chromatography (GC).
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