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Determination of percentage yield of oil extracted from watermelon seeds (A case study of Mainok, Kaga local government Borno state)

Abstract The extraction of oil from watermelon was successfully conducted using soxhlet apparatus, some chemical and physical analysis of the oil was carried out, and the percentage of the oil is 46. 11%. The proximate and physicio – chemical analysis of watermelon seeds were carried out. The result showed that the seeds had produced yellow coloured oil with a pleasant odour, Ph value 7.7 and a Percentage yields 46.108.

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