Table 3

Physicochemical characteristics of oven-dried and sun-dried B. sapida aril oil.

Physicochemical parameter ODAO SDAO
Colour Yellow Yellow
Refractive index 1.21 ± 0.02a 1.23 ± 0.02a
Specific gravity (gL−1) 0.91 ± 0.02a 0.90 ± 0.01a
Peroxide value (mg reactive O2g−1) 9.55 ± 0.35a 9.83 ± 0.30a
Acid value (mgKOHg−1) 3.31 ± 0.15a 3.57 ± 0.19a
Saponification value (mgKOHg−1) 191.50 ± 7.23a 196.35 ± 5.32a
Iodine value (mgI2g−1) 90.33 ± 3.33a 92.39 ± 2.80a
Free fatty acid (%) 0.21 ± 0.01a 0.35 ± 0.00b
Total phenolic content (mgGAEg−1) 2.57 ± 0.35a 3.86 ± 0.30b

Results are means ± SD of three determinations. Values in the same row carrying different alphabets are significant (p > 0.05). Note: SDAO: sun-dried aril oil; ODAO: oven-dried aril oil; vit C: vitamin C; GAE: gallic acid equivalent.

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