Evaluation of Oil Obtained from Paw Paw (Carica Papaya) Seeds

ABSTRACT

Oil was extracted from carica papaya (pawpaw) seeds and analyzed for its physicochemical properties (percentage of oil yield, moisture content, pH, specific gravity, acid value, saponification value, ester value, iodine value, peroxide value and unsaponifiable matter) and sensory qualities (colour, aroma, taste and general acceptability). The sensory characteristics analyzed by the panelists on the three oil samples (pawpaw, olive and vegetable oil) gave preference for the vegetable oil in all the attributes.