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Table 1

Chemical composition and physical properties of vegetable oil.

Chemical composition of vegetable oil Physical property of vegetable oil
Fatty acid Percentage (%) Character Value
Myristic acid 0.6 Moisture 0.1–0.15%
Palmitic acid 21.5 Density (15°C) 0.913–0.920
Stearic acid 2.9 Refractive index 1.4672
Oleic acid (an Omega 9 fatty acid) 38.4 Saponification value 187
Linoleic acid (LA, an Omega 6 fatty acid) 34.4 Unsaponifiable matter 1.8–2.5
α-Linolenic acid (ALA, an Omega 3 fatty acid) 2.2 Oryzanol 1.5–1.8

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