Artichoke oil

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Artichoke oil is extracted from the seeds of the Cynara cardunculus (cardoon). It is similar in composition to safflower and sunflower oil. The fatty acid composition of artichoke oil is:[1]

Fatty acid Percentage
Linoleic 60%
Oleic 25%
Palmitic 12%
Stearic 3%

Recently, artichoke oil has attracted some attention as a possible source of biodiesel.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plant Oils Used for Bio-diesel". BDPedia.com, the Biodiesel WWW Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 4 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-18.
  2. ^ Jorgelina Cecilia Pasqualino (May 3, 2004). "Cynara Cardunculus as an alternative crop for biodiesel production". Rovira i Virgili University.
  3. ^ Mlayah B. Benjelloun, S. de Lopez and M. Delmas (1997). "Oil and paper pulp from Cynara cardunculus: preliminary results". Industr. Crops Prod. 6 (3): 233. doi:10.1016/S0926-6690(97)00013-7.