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close this bookSmall Scale Vegetable Oil Extraction (NRI, 1995, 105 p.)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentPreface
close this folderChapter 1 - Oilseed composition
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentExtraction efficiency
View the documentOils and fats - origin and definition
View the documentTriglycerides and fatty acids
close this folderChapter 2 - Oilseed marketing
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentThe oilseed market system
View the documentFinancial analysis
close this folderChapter 3 - Oil extraction
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentCommercial oilseed processing
View the documentSmall-scale oilseed processing
View the documentDecortication
View the documentSeed cleaning
View the documentSize reduction
View the documentRolling
View the documentConditioning
View the documentOil extraction
View the documentOil clarification methods
View the documentThe importance of quality in small-scale processing
close this folderChapter 4 - Processing of specific oilseeds
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentCoconuts
View the documentGroundnuts
View the documentOil palm
View the documentPalm kernels
View the documentRapeseed/mustard seed
View the documentSesame
View the documentShea nuts
View the documentSoya
View the documentSunflower seed
View the documentMinor oilseeds (reference list)
close this folderChapter 5 - Oilseed products and further processing
View the documentOil for human consumption
View the documentHuman food products prepared from oilseeds in Africa
View the documentUse of oil-cake in animal feeds
View the documentSoap manufacture
View the documentAppendix 1 - Currency conversion table
View the documentAppendix 2 - Sources of equipment
View the documentAppendix 3 - List of abbreviations and addresses
View the documentAppendix 4 - Additional references


The authors:

S. W. Head
A. A. Swetman
T. W. Hammonds
A. Gordon
K. H. Southwell
R. V. Harris


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