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Chemical constituents of olive oil commonly sold in Wukari, Nigeria
Chinedu Imo*
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University Wukari,P.M.B. 1020, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
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Abstract:

The chemical constituents of olive oil commonly sold in Wukari, Nigeria were evaluated in this study. Olive oil is commonly used in nutrition, medicine and industries for various purposes. The chemical constituents of olive oil were analyzed using GC (model No. 7890B) and MS detector (model 5977A). Several constituents with various functions were detected in olive oil. Squalene was the most abundant constituent detected in highest amount in the olive oil. It constitutes about 99.56% of the total constituents detected. Some of the chemical constituents detected in olive oil has been reported and documented to be used for various purposes, including nutritional, medicinal, pharmaceutical and industrial. Due to the constituents present in olive oil, it is recommended for nutritional, pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes.

Keywords: Antioxidant,Chemical constituents,Nutritional value,Olive oil,Squalene
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How to cite this article:

Imo, C., 2020. Chemical constituents of olive oil commonly sold in Wukari, NigeriaInt.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 7(6): 37-44. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2020.706.004