MOISTURE and insoluble impurities percent by weight (not more than)
Colour on Lovibond scale* in 1/4-inch cell expressed as Y ± 5 R (not deeper than)
Specific gravity at 30C/30C
Refractive Index at 40C
Iodine value method
Unsaponifiable matter percent by weight (max.)
Acid value (maximum)
Titer (0C (not less than)
Flash Point by Pensky Martens (closed cup) (method in 0C not less than)
0.862 TO 0.875
1.4590 TO 1.4610
187 TO 196
58 TO 70
103 TO 128
- Mahua oil shall be obtained by expression of clean and sound kernals of either Madhuca indica S.F. Gmelina, syn. Madhuca latifoliate or Madhuca longifolia or a mixture of both.
- the oils shall be refined by oils, sediments, suspended matter, neutralization with alkali and/or by mineral oil, separated water and added physical refining, bleaching with colouring and flavouring substances and bleaching earth and/or activated carbon and deodorized with steam. No other chemical agent shall be used.
- The oil shall be clear and free from turbidity when a filtered sample is kept at 500C for 24 hours. The oil shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, foreign substances, other obnoxious odour. The oil may contain permitted anti-oxidants not exceeding in concentration as specified under Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules 1955.