Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B 5026, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria



The physicochemical characterization of n-hexane extracted oil of avocado (Persea americana) seed was carried out according to American Organization of Analytical Chemists (AOAC)/IUPAC standard methods. The result of the analysis showed that the oil sample contains an acid value of 1.542 mg/g, iodine value 127.40 g/100g, saponification value 196.35 mg/g and peroxide value 4.80mg/g, as well as specific gravity (0.8627), flashpoint (288oC) and relative viscosity (24.69 Cst.). This indicates that the oil can be used industrially for various purposes, including food processing, cosmetics etc

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Physico-chemical characterization of Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) Oil from Tree Indonesian Avocado Cultivars


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