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RE: Methodology for the determination of the saponification index in oils and fats

in StemSocial4 months ago

This is quite educative. How does the saponification index vary with quality? Does a higher saponification index mean higher quality oil and vice versa? Thanks for your contributions to the community.


Greetings friend. Yes, this parameter is related to the quality of the oil, a high saponification index indicates a high purity of vegetable oil, there are standards that establish a minimum value of this parameter for edible oils, since low values of this index indicate a greater presence of long chain fatty acids, which are more related to increased obesity and cardiovascular disease because they are more difficult to digest and adsorb, and therefore the short and medium chain are preferred for dietary purposes. Thank you for your comment!