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Bayberry wax is an aromatic green vegetable wax. It is removed from the surface of the fruit of the bayberry (wax-myrtle) shrub (ex. Myrica cerifera) by boiling the fruits in water and skimming the wax from the surface of the water. It is made up primarily of esters of lauric, myristic, and palmitic acid.
- Melting point = 39–49 °C (102–120 °F)
- Acid value = 3.5
- Saponification value = 205–217
- Iodine number = 1.9–3.9
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