Watermelon seed oil
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Watermelon seed oil is extracted by pressing from the seeds of the Citrullus vulgaris (watermelon). It is particularly common in West Africa, where it is also called ootanga oil or kalahari oil. Traditionally, the seeds are extracted from the seed casing, and dried in the sun. Once dried, the seeds are pressed to extract the oil.
Chemical composition 
Fatty acid composition of Watermelon seed oil
|Fatty Acid||Percent %|
Specifications of watermelon seed oil
|Refractive Index 400Cవద్ద||1.4630-1.4670|
|unsaponifiable matter||1.5% max|
|colour 1/2"cell,(y+5R)||20.0 units|
Additional uses 
Watermelon oil is also sold as an emollient, and is used in personal care products.
- It is also known as Ootanga oil or Kalahari Oil in Africa.
- Watermelon seed oil is very nourishing yet light oil with good absorption.
- It is a good choice for use with oily skin but can be effective with all skin types.
- Its viscosity,mils aroma and indefinite shelf life make it good all-purpose carrier oil for use in aroma therapy.
- Other thicker oils and oils with shorter shelf lives can be blended with Watermelon seed oil to lighten their texture and aroma and extend their overall shelf life.
- Due to its rich composition of fatty acids,it is used for smooth skin and also used in skin ointments and formulations.
- Tarek A. El-Adawy and Khaled M. Taha (2001). "Characteristics and Composition of Watermelon, Pumpkin, and Paprika Seed Oils and Flours". J. Agric. Food Chem. 49 (3): 1253–1259. doi:10.1021/jf001117. PMID 11312845.
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