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dc.contributor.advisornajjar, Amalen_US
dc.contributor.authorFenianos, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoawad, Naylaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSaadeh, Pascaleen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.68-72).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Amal Najjar.en_US
dc.description.abstractVegetable oils are oils extracted from nature fruits and seeds. They are used everywhere in the daily life, mostly in foods, in cosmetics, in pharmaceutical products, as biodiesel fuel and many other applications. When exposed to light, heat, and air, they become unhealthy by undergoing oxidation. In this project, the focus was done on sunflower oil. The target was looking for a way to improve the quality of this oil. Nine herbs were selected (basil, rosemary, cinnamon, thyme, oregano, red pepper, sage, green tea and bay leaf), that contain an amount of antioxidants which may slower or even inhibit the oxidation of oil. These herbs were left to infuse in the oil for eight days. The polyphenol content and oxidative stability were then assessed. Among these oils, sage- and rosemary-infused oils were found to contain the highest amount of polyphenolic compounds. Sage antioxidants were found to be able to preserve their effect during frying and contribute to the highest oxidative stability of oil.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Jessica Fenianos, Nayla Moawad, Pascale Saadehen_US
dc.format.extentxi, 72 p. :ill., tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshSunflower oilen_US
dc.titleImproving oxidative stability of sunflower oil by infusion of antioxidant-rich herbsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Chemical Engineeringen_US
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