Apple seed oil

Apple seed oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing apple seeds. It is used in manufacturing cosmetics.[1]

Cross section of an apple, showing seeds from which apple seed oil is produced.

Apple seed oil contains protein (about 34%).[2] Apple seed oil may be used as an edible oil, with the oil cake being used to supplement animal feed.[2]

Apple seed oil has a relatively high iodine value and because of this it is used in the production of alkyd resins, shoe polish and varnish.[1]

Fatty acid profile

Apple seed oils consist of predominantly unsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid (50.7-51.4%), oleic acid (37.49-38.55%). Saturated fatty acids present in apple seed oil are palmitic acid (6.51-6.60%), stearic acid (1.75-1.96%) and arachidic acid (1.49-1.54%).[3]

See also

  • Tomato seed oil


  1. Krist, Sabine. (2020). Vegetable Fats and Oils. Springer. pp. 61-66. ISBN 978-3-030-30313-6
  2. Yu, Xiuzhu; Van De Voort, Frederick R.; Li, Zhixi; Yue, Tianli (2007). "Proximate Composition of the Apple Seed and Characterization of Its Oil". International Journal of Food Engineering. 3 (5). doi:10.2202/1556-3758.1283. S2CID 98590230.
  3. Tian HL, Zhan P, Li KX. (2010). "Analysis of components and study on antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of oil in apple seeds". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 61 (4): 395–403. doi:10.3109/09637480903535772. PMID 20128637.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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