Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The main objective of current study was to characterize of pomegranate (Punica granatumL.) seed andoils as a source of phytochemical, and bioactive compounds. While total phenol contents of seed extractsvary between 23.6 mg gallic acid equivalent/g and 28.8 mg gallic acid equivalent/g, their antioxidantactivities were changed between 17.6 and 22.9% (p<0.05). The seeds of pomegranate varietiescontained 347–647 mg/kg Ca, 2076–3846 mg/kg K, 1572–2327 mg/kg P, and 1357–1781 mg/kg Mg.While the total phenol contents of seed oils change between 7.8 mg gallic acid equivalent/g and 19.2mgGAE/g, antioxidant activity of oil samples varied between 6.8 and 8.8% (p<0.05). The predominantfatty acid of oils is punicic acid, and punicic acid contents of oil samples were found between 71.2 and77.6%. Oleic acid contents of seed oils were determined between 7.6 and 9.1%. In addition,ɣ-tocopherol contents of pomegranate oil ranged from 236 mg/100 g to 389 mg/100 g. Pomegranateseeds are sources of bioactive and phytochemical such as fatty acid,ɣ-tocopherol, total phenolic content,andflavonoids with potentially high antioxidant activities.Practical applications:In folk medicine for many centuries, pomegranate is an important source ofbioactive and phytochemical compounds. Pomegranate fruit are known to posses strong antioxidantactivity, and its oil consists of approximately 80% punicic acid. Pomegranate seed contains a range ofnutraceutical components such as punicic acid, sterols, andɣ-tocopherol

Authors: Juhaimi, Fahad Al; Özcan, Mehmet Musa; Ghafoor, Kashif

Journal: European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

Year: 2017

Volume: 119

Page: 1700074



DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201700074