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Potential of Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seed oil for industrial applications

Adewale, Ahmed Idris and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu and Daoud, Jamal Ibrahim and Abimbola, Mikail Maryam (2010) Potential of Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seed oil for industrial applications. In: The 2nd International Biotechnology & Biodiversity Conference (BIOJOHOR 2010), July 6-8, 2010, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 6-8 July 2010, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The increasing demand for oils both for human consumption and for industrial applications has culminated into an increasing need to search for oils from non-conventional sources to augment the available ones and also to meet specific applications. Mesua ferrea L. (Guttiferae), penaga lilin (Malay) is a moderate sized tree of tropical Asia. The dehulling of nahar seed showed that the hull: kernel is 30:70, the proximate analysis of the seed kernel revealed that the seed kernel contained 3.55±0.50% moisture content, 76±2 % crude oil, 1.50±0.20% crude protein, 1.25±0.20% ash content and 17.70 ±0.73% carbohydrate, while the hulls, contained 13.50±0.50% moisture content, 1.30±0.20% crude oil, 3.40 ±0.20% crude protein, 0.65±0.05% ash content and 81.15 ±0.24% carbohydrate. The antimicrobial assay of the oils obtained from the kernel (using soxhlet and mechanical extraction techniques) and the oil obtained from the hull using soxhlet extraction showed a remarkable inhibition zone against all the tested bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 4971/10930
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial assay, Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seeds, Nahar seed’s oil, Proximate Composition, Soxhlet extraction.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 15:40
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 16:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/10930

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