keywords: Parinari, seed, oil, bio-based feedstock, renewable, raw material
Parinari polyandra Benth is a tropical plant that is available in especially in the Northern parts of Nigeria and West Africa. Although, not many research works have been documented on Parinari polyandra oil, available researches on the plant and its oil have been in the domain of bio-processing, corrosion prevention applications, biomass characterisation, thermochemical processing, pharmaceuticals, product development and product testing. There is dearth of information on industrial utilization of Parinari polyandra oil which is a non-edible oil, that can serve as industrial raw material in Nigeria. This review presents the current and potential utilization of parinari oil as feedstock for bio-based products. The knowledge gap is discussed and prospects for future investigation are suggested.