ALMOND OIL: POWERHOUSE OF NUTRIENTS

VIVIAN Chimezie Akubude, Josaphat Maduako, Celestine Egwuonwu, Elijah Olawale Ajala, Adesoji Matthew Olaniyan, Isaac Chinedu Ozumba, Caesar Nwosu

Abstract


The relative abundance of almond seed in several tropical regions of the world coupled with the little knowledge of its utilization in vegetable oil production prompted the need for this review. The aim is to review almond oil expression through different extraction/expression approach, the economic and health benefits of almond oil, and the challenges and prospects of almond oil extraction in Nigeria. This review covers the recent significant materials found in the literature on almond seed and oil extraction/expression. Almond oil is an essential oil packed with a lot of nutrients that are beneficial to human health. Therefore, it is important to devise better approach for maximum oil extraction/ expression.

Keywords


almond seed; vegetable oil; oil expression methods; nutritional content.

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