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AOCS Official Method Cd 3-25
Reapproved 2017
Saponification Value of Fats and Oils

DEFINITION
The saponification value is the amount of alkali necessary to saponify a definite quantity of the test sample. It is expressed as the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide (KOH) required to saponify 1 gram of the test sample.

SCOPE
Applicable to all normal fats and oils.