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LAFONT, Jennifer J; PAEZ, Manuel S  and  LANS, Edineldo. Physicochemical composition of the seed and oil of Canime seed (Copaifera officinalis L). Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp.19-26. ISSN 0718-0764.

The morphological characteristics, the proximate composition and the quantity of minerals present in the seed of canime (Copaifera officinalis L) and its oil were determined. Also, some physicochemical characteristics and fatty acid profile, not yet reported in the literature, were determined. The seeds were crushed and the oil was extracted by soxhlet using different solvents to find that giving the optimum yield. Iodine index, acidity, fluidity, turbidity and chemical composition through chromatography of gas joined to masses, were determined. The results show that the canime seeds contain nutrients that are considered of special importance for making animal food, such as carbohydrates, fatty acids and vitamin E. For all this, the use of these seeds is recommended for manufacturing animal food.

Keywords : Copaifera officinalis L; Almond canme; Proximate analysis; Fatty-acid profile.

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