Functional and Physicochemical Properties of Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus) Seed and Seed-Oil

  title={Functional and Physicochemical Properties of Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus) Seed and Seed-Oil},
  author={Gboyega Oluwaseun Oyeleke and E. O. Olagunju},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry},
The functional properties as well the physicochemical properties of watermelon seed and seed-oil were analyzed. The functional properties of the seed revealed that oil and water absorption capacities for the seed were 123.5 ± 0.5 % and 116.3 ± 0.1%. The foaming capacity and stability (after 2 hr) in % were found to be 23.5± 0.1% and 62.5± 0.2% respectively while emulsion stability gave 0.325± 0.001%. Physicochemical properties of the oil extract from the seed using soxhlet extractor revealed… 

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