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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Oxidative Stability System in Meadowfoam

Authors
item Abbott Dr, Thomas
item Isbell, Terry

Submitted to: American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 4, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Meadowfoam is a new crop that has been doubling in acreage every year for the last three years. The unique fatty acid profile has been useful for a number of new products and the oil has been shown to be exceptionally oxidatively stable. The oil can contribute oxidative stability to other oils when added at levels as low as 10%. The unique oil structure contributes a certain amount of oxidative stability, but alkali refining of the crude oil substantially reduces oxidative stability. In this study, polar components removed by acetonitrile extraction or alkali were separated and identified with reference to their contribution to oxidative stability. Details of the results will be presented.

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