semi-drying oil


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semi-drying oil

An oil having the characteristics of a drying oil, but to a lesser degree.
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SBO is classified as a semi-drying oil. Based on the fatty acid composition of SBO, each triglyceride contains on average 4.5 double bonds.
Soy oil contains from 80 to 85% unsaturated glycerides and is considered a semi-drying oil. Its two major constituents are linoleic acid (54%) and oleic acid (28%).
Popular and frequently used semi-drying oils are soya and sunflower.
Soybean oil, sunflower oil and canola oil are semi-drying oils with iodine values between 110 and 150.