The unsaponifiable matter consists of substances present in oils and fats which are not saponifiable by alkali hydroxides and are determined by extraction with an organic solvent of a solution of the saponified substance under examination.
- Applicable to Ether Extracts, Fats, Oils and Waxes.
- Unsaponifiable matters may have varying effects: Conservation and stability (e.g. lignans, tocopherols, tocotrienols), anti-inflammatory properties (triterpene alcohols), cholesterol-lowering (sterols), well tolerated occlusive effect on the skin (squalene).
- Unknown. Please consult a nutritionist.
- Not known.
Source: Springer, https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783642357091