Table 2: Sum of fatty acids in virgin argan oil*.

Sample numberΣSFAΣMUFAΣPUFAΣPUFA n-3ΣPUFA n-6SFA/PUFAn-6/n-3 ratio

10.6075.0
20.5582.2
30.54105
40.51160
50.55102
60.5589.4
70.5887.8
80.5690.3
90.5687.2
100.4991.6
110.5372.2
120.5692.8
130.55272
140.53238

Mean19.245.834.90.3434.60.55117

SD0.841.601.290.111.320.0363.0

*Values are expressed as means ± standard deviation (SD). ΣSFA = sum of myristic, palmitic, margaric, stearic, arachidic, behenic, and lignoceric acids; ΣMUFA = sum of palmitoleic, oleic, and gadoleic acids; ΣPUFA = sum of linoleic and linolenic acids; ΣPUFA n-3 = linolenic acid; ΣPUFA n-6 = linoleic acid.