Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) seeds are used locally in Eritrea to treat tapeworm. Seeds were found to be rich in oil (~35%), protein (38%), α- tocoferols (3 mg/100 g) and carbohydrate content (~37%). The physico- chemical properties and fatty acid composition of the seed oil were examined. The four dominant fatty acids found are: palmitic C16:0 (13.3%), stearic C18:0 (8.0%), oleic C18:1 (29.0%) and linoleic C18:2 (47.0%). The oil contains an appreciable amount of unsaturated fatty acids (78.0%) and found to be a rich source of linoleic acid (47.0%). Within the three localities of the study, variations exist in seed properties and the fatty acid composition of the oil. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Authors: Younis, Y. M. H.; Ghirmay, S.; Al-Shihry, S. S.

Journal: Phytochemistry

Year: 2000

Volume: 54

Page: 71-75

UID: WOS:000087266000013

URL: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034090007&partnerID=40&md5=d9a2fe1de51678d63bb2925e03d097e2

DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9422(99)00610-X

Genus Species Data Points
Cucurbita pepo 6
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