Effect of Microwave Heating On Fatty Acid Profiles of Three Nigerian Vegetable Oils

  title={Effect of Microwave Heating On Fatty Acid Profiles of Three Nigerian Vegetable Oils},
  author={Ojeyemi Matthew Olabemiwo and Akintomiwa O. Esan and Adewusi John Adepoju and Niyi B. Omodara},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry},
The effect of microwave heating on the Fatty Acid Profiles (FAPs) of three Nigerian Vegetable oils (soya, groundnut and palm oils) was studied. Samples of the oils were separately heated for thirty minutes in a microwave oven. FAP of each oil was analyzed before and after microwave heating using gas chromatograph. Comparative study of the FAPs of the three oils before and after microwave heating showed that the microwave heating had a very marginal impact on the compositions of their fatty… 

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