Product Description: The Castor Oil plant has been cultivated for more than 6,000 years (Egypt). Major growing countries today are India, Brazil and China, to a lesser extent Thailand, the Philippines and Pakistan. The walnut-sized capsule of the Castor shrub (Ricinus communis L.) contains three bean-sized seeds with 40- 55% fatty oil each. Castor oil is won by pressing with subsequent bleaching. It is of almost clear to light yellowish color and very mild in odour and taste. The oil is easily soluble in alcohol, ether, glacial acetic acid, etc., however insoluble in aliphatics (benzene).
Prop 65 Statement:
3% Saturated Fat
91% Monounsaturated Fat
6% Polyunsaturated Fat
Storage: Light protected, not above room temperature, in tightly sealed containers (nitrogen blanketed).
Shelf Life: Shelf life is 18 months from date of production. Cibaria guarantees a minimum of 6 months from date of shipment.
Sewer Sludge and Irradiation Statement: Cibaria International Product are food grade and have not had any contact with sewage sludge or radiation.
Applications For Product: Castor Oil is distinguished foremost by its temperature, independent invariable viscosity and strong adhesive power. Its natural origin is appreciated by the pharmaceutical industry where it is used as a medicine (laxative) and as raw material component. The oil is also used in the manufacture of cosmetic and of sophisticated technical product (e.g. medical equipment).
Country of Origin: Netherlands, India.
|Nutrient||Unit||Value per 100.0g||Tbsp 13.5g|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||100||13.5|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||0||0|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||0||0|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||N/A||N/A|
|Vitamin A, RAE||µg||N/A||N/A|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||N/A||N/A|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||N/A||N/A|
|Vitamin D (D2+D3)||µg||N/A||N/A|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||µg||N/A||N/A|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||g||2.7||0.365|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||g||91.38||12.336|
|Fatty acids, polyunsaturated||g||5.89||0.795|
This specification was developed with the utmost care based on up-to-date information available, but should be scrutinized by the recipient. It does not release him or her from checking the quality of goods delivered with proper diligence.