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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of the major vegetable oils (Lazzari & Chiantore 1999 ; Gunstone 1996 ; Erasmus 2011 )

From: Low temperature oxidation of linseed oil: a review

Source 16:0 18:0 18:1 18:2 18:3 Other
Corn 13 3 31 52 1 -
Cottonseed 27 2 18 51 Trace 2
Linseed 6-7 3-6 14-24 14-19 48-60 -
Olive 10 2 78 7 1 2
Palm 44 4 40 10 Trace 2
Safflower (high-linoleic) 7 3 14 75 - 1
Soybean 11 4 22 53 8 2
Sunflower (high-linoleic) 6 5 20 69 Trace -
Tall oil 5 3 46 41 3 2
Rapeseed - 7 54 30 7 2
Tung (59% of elaecostearic acid) 3 2 11 15 3 59