Table 3: Fatty acids profile of oilcrops [1, 9].

Fatty acids1Palm kernelSoybeanJatropha curcasCrambeRapeseedSunflowerCastor beanBabassu

12 : 041–55NRNRNRNRNRNR40–55
14 : 014–18NRNRNR<0.2<0.5NR11–27
16 : 06.5–10.07–1410–171.8–2.02.5–6.53.0–10.01.15.2–11.0
16 : 1NR<0.5NRNR<0.6<0.10.2NR
18 : 01.3–3.01.4–5.55–100.7–1.00.8–31–1011.8–7.4
18 : 112–1919–3036–6416.0–17.253–7014–353.329–20
18 : 21–3.544–6218–458.0–8.715–3055–753.61.4–6.6
18 : 3NR4–11NR5.2–75–13<0.30.32NR
20 : 0NR<1.0NR3.40.1–1.2<1.50.4NR
20 : 1NR<1.0NRNR0.1–4.3<0.5NRNR
22 : 0NR<0.5NRNR<0.6<1.0NRNR
22 : 1NRNRNR56–660.7NRNRNR
% oil 45–5018–2026–3535–6040–5022–3635–5565–68

1 nomenclature, where represents the total number of carbon atoms and represents the number of unsaturated bonds; 280–90% ricinoleic acid (similar to oleic acid plus a hydroxyl group in position 12R). NR: not reported.