ALMOND OIL BP Grade

Almond Oil BP Grade

SPECIFICATION


Product

Almond oil

Testing Protocol

BP

Shelf Life

2 years (In standard storage condition)

Appearance

Clear pale yellow liquid, odour characteristic.

Acid value

Maximum 0.5

Peroxide Value

Maximum 5

Relative density

Around 0.916

Water

Maximum 0.1%

Absorbance (264-276nm)

0.2 to 6

Unsaponifiable Matter

Maximum 0.9%

Saponification Value

185 to 200

Solubility

Slightly soluble in ethanol (96 per cent), miscible with light petroleum

 


Fatty Acid Composition


C16

Maximum 0.1%

16.0 palmitic acid

4 to 9%

16.1 palmitoleic acid

Maximum 0.8%

17.0 margaric acid

Maximum 0.2%.

18.0 stearic acid

Maximum 3%

18.1 oleic acid

62 to 82%

18.2 linoleic acid

20 to 30%

18.3 linolenic acid

Maximum 0.4%

A20.0 arachidic acid

Maximum 0.2%

20.1 eicosenoic acid

Maximum 0.3%

22.0 behenic acid

Maximum 0.2%

22.1 erucic acid

Maximum 0.1%

 


Sterol Composition


Cholestrol

Maximum 0.7%

Brassicasterol

Maximum 0.3%

Campesterol

Maximum 5%

Stigmasterol

Maximum 4%.

Beta Sitosterol

73 to 87%

Delta5-Avenasterol

Minimum 5%

Delta7-Stigmasterol

Maximum 3%

Delta7- Avenasterol

Maximum 3%

Storage

In well fitted container in cool and dark place.

 

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