Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Peanut and Sunflower oil project
We took 1 lb of shelled peanuts and 1 lb of sunflower seeds (with shell) and grinded it through the oil press. We then took the unfiltered oil of both the peanuts and sunflower and used a beaker with a funnel and filter paper to produce a yeild of 146 mL of filtered peanut oil and 140 mL of filtered sunflower oil. The pressed cake from the oil press yielded .65 lb of peanut cake and .7 of sunflower cake.