NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS, PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF THREE SEED OILS
The oil % of Khaya senegalensis seeds was 24.98, 21.33, 21.15 and 19.14 respectively, when extracted by hexane. As for those extracted by petroleum ether, oil % was 26.59, 16.84, 16.13 and 16.84 respectively.
Regarding K. ivorensis seeds extracted by hexane the oil % was 27.03, 19.88, 19.86 and 17.87, while in the case of petroleum ether extraction it was 27.06, 19.12, 18.47 and 17.21 respectively.
Concerning Swietenia mahogani seeds extracted by hexane the oil % was 36.12, 21.08, 19.45 and 18.53, and for those extracted by petroleum ether the oil % was 32.40, 21.64, 20.39 and 18.16, respectively.
Iodine value, acidity and refractive index values were determined. AG.L.C. analysis and the relative proportions of fatty acids were determined.