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ScienceAsia 40(2014): 323-326 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2014.40.323


Acute toxicity of refined wild apricot oil in rats


Xingjun Miaoa, Zhong Zhaoa,b,*, Hongjiao Lia, Ming Lia, Hailan Zhua

 
ABSTRACT:     Wild apricot is distributed widely in China, and its kernel has been used as a raw material for oils and proteins. Although wild apricot oil is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids, there are few reported findings on the toxicological aspects of pressed wild apricot oil. Thus an acute toxicity study was carried out with a refined wild apricot oil in albino Sprague-Dawley rats to assess its suitability as edible oil. We included 2.25 mg amygdalin/ml in refined apricot oil and used the maximum tolerated dose test to evaluate the acute toxicity of the refined apricot oil. It did not result in any kind of abnormal behaviour in rats. No mortality was observed during 17 days in male rats or 15 days in female rats after treatment.

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a College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling Shaanxi 712100 China
b Key Laboratory of Environment and Ecology in Western China of Ministry of Education, Northwest A&F University, Yangling Shaanxi 712100 China

* Corresponding author, E-mail: zhaozh@nwsuaf.edu.cn

Received 10 Oct 2013, Accepted 11 Oct 2014