Table 1: Chemical composition of macauba kernel oil.

Fatty acidPercentage (%)

Lauric (C12:0)
Myristic (C14:0)
Palmitic (C16:0)
Palmitoleic (C16:1n-7)
Stearic (C18:0)
Oleic (C18:1n-9)
cis-Vaccenic (C18:1n-7)
Linoleic (C18:2n-6)
Linolenic (C18:3n-3)
Arachidic (C20:0)
Eicosadienoic (C20:2n-6)