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Table 2 Comparison of fatty acids composition of C. heratensis seed with the various vegetable oils (Katragadda et al. 2010)

From: Phytochemical and antioxidant studies of Cleome heratensis (Capparaceae) plant extracts

Type Saturated Mono unsaturated Total poly unsaturated U/Sa Linoleic acid (%)
Coconut 91.00 6.00 3.00 0.1 2
Corn 12.95 27.58 54.68 6.35 59
Cottonseed 25.90 17.80 51.90 2.69 54
Olive 14 72 14 6.14 3.5–21
Soybean 15.65 22.78 57.74 5.14 51
Sunflower (60% linoleic) 10.1 45.4 40.1 8.46 10
Sunflower (70% Oleic) 9.86 83.69 3.80 8.87
Seed of C. heratensis 12.2 18 69.8 7.20 67.8
  1. a Unsaturated/saturated fatty acids