Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The kernel composition, lipid classes, fatty acid composition, fatty acid distribution on triglycerides and triglyceride composition of kernel fat from Astrocaryum vulgare Mart palms grown in Nigeria have been studied. Kernels had a high fat content. Lauric acid was the predominant fatty acid in the whole fat and was also the major fatty acid in the triglycerides and in the 2-monoglycerides derived from them by pancreatic lipase hydrolysis. All the fatty acids exhibited a preference for the 1-and-3, positions of triglycerides, except for lauric which showed a preference for the 2-position and oleic which exhibited a random distribution. The trisaturated triglycerides were the predominant triglyceride type and the fatty acid composition of the various triglycerides suggested an absence of completely unsaturated triglycerides.

Authors: Oboh, F. O.; Oderinde, R. A.

Journal: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Year: 1989

Volume: 48

Page: 29-36

UID: WOS:A1989U327600004

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.2740480105

Genus Species Data Points
Astrocaryum vulgare 7
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