Perilla Oil

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perilla oil

[pə′ril·ə ‚ȯil]
A light-yellow drying oil derived from seeds of mints of the genus Perilla ; soluble in alcohol, benzene, carbon disulfide, ether, and chloroform; used as a substitute for linseed oil, as an edible oil, and in manufacture of varnishes and artificial leather.

Perilla Oil


a fatty vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the oil plant Perilla ocymoides. The oil contains 65–70 percent linolenic acid, approximately 16 percent linoleic acid, 14–23 percent oleic acid, and 6–7 percent saturated acids. The unsaturated fatty acid content is higher than that of linseed oil. The iodine number is 190–206. The pour point is –30° C. Perilla oil is used primarily in the manufacture of film-forming substances and such translucent paper as parchment.

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Perilla oil contains 63-70% of alpha-linolenic acid (LNA, 18:3 n-3), 14-23% of oleic acid (OA, 18:1 n-9), 16% of linoleic acid (LA, 18:2 n-6) and 12.
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