Buffalo gourd oil is a seed oil, extracted from the seeds of the Cucurbita foetidissima, which is native to southwest North America. As the Latin name of the plant indicates, the vine has a foul smell. The seeds of the Buffalo gourd are rich in oil and protein, and were used by American Indians to make soap. The oil's fatty acid composition is dominated by linoleic acid (64.5%) and oleic acid (17.1%).
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