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DRAGON FRUIT SEED OIL


DRAGON FRUIT SEED OIL

Hylocereus undatus

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INCI Name: Hylocereus undatus (Dragonfruit) Seed Oil

PART USED Seeds

COMMON NAMES White-fleshed Pithaya, Pithaya, Pitaya

EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed

ORIGIN Guatemala

INTRODUCTION

The Pitaya, more popularly known as the dragon fruit, is an amazingly beautiful fruit that has dazzling flowers and an unique shape and color. The fruit is indigenous to Central America but is also now widely grown in several Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.

Obtained from several cactus species, its succulent stem provides this delectable fruit with moisture in the dry and arid environments where it grows.The dragon fruit is usually a pink-red colour, although some varieties of this fruit are pink or yellow. The skin is a thin rind and is usually covered in scales, and the center of the fruit is made up of a scrumptious red or white, sweet tasting pulp.

ODOUR PROFILE

Characteristic odour

REPORTED BENEFITS

The abundant presence of unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants in Dragon fruit seed oil make it an excellent choice for use in creams, moisturizers, and many other skin care and cosmetic application products.

FATTY ACID PROFILE

FATTY ACID

SPECIFICATIONS (%)

Palmitic Acid C16:0

15.00 – 18.00

Palmitoleic Acid C16:1

Maximum 1.0

Stearic Acid C18:0

4.00 – 8.00

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

19.00 – 24.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

45.00 – 55.00

Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)          

Maximum 2.00

 

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)