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PONAGAMIA

Chemistry of Pongamia Seeds

1.Alkaloids: demethoxy-kanugin, gamatay, glabrin, glabrosaponin, kaempferol, kanjone, kanugin, karangin, neoglabrin, pinnatin, pongamol, pongapin, quercitin, saponin, sitosterol, and tannin.

2. Air-dry kernels have
      :19.0% moisture,
       : 27.5% fatty oil,
       : 17.4% protein,
       : 6.6% starch,
       : 7.3% crude fiber
       : 2.4% ash.

3. Fatty acid composition:
       palmitic : 3.7-7.9%,
       stearic : 2.4-8.9,
       arachidic : 2.2-4.7,
       behenic : 4.2-5.3,
       lignoceric : 1.1-3.5,
       oleic : 44.5-71.3,
       linoleic : 10.8-18.3,
       eicosenoic: 9.5-12.4%.