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Table 6

FA composition of local red palm oils sold in markets and colleted from 14 households Brazzaville, Congo).

Fatty acids Formula Content (%) Mean (SD) n = 14
Lauric acid C12:0 tr
Myristatic acid C14:0 0.1–1.2  
Pentadécanoic acid C15:0 tr
Palmitatic acide C16:0 35–42 38.0 ± 2.9
Palmitoic acid C16:1 (n−7) tr
Stéaric acid C18:0 5–10 6.6 ± 1.5
Oleic acid C18:1 (n−9) 35–46 38.8 ± 5.0
Linoleic acid C18:2 (n−6) 10–15 13.9 ± 5.5
Linolenic C18:3 (n−6) 0.3–0.5 0.4 ± 0.1
Arachidic acide C20:0 tr
Cis-11-Eicosénoic acid C20:1 (n−11) tr
Béhénic acid C22:0 tr
Arachidonic acid C20:4 tr
Erucic acide C22:1 tr
Lignocéric acid C24:0 tr
Nervonic acid C24:1 tr

tr: <0.2%.

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