Fatty acid composition of the seeds of some species of Peucedanum (kral otu) from Turkey


AKPINAR N. , GÖRGÜN S. , AKPULAT H. A. , AKPINAR M. A. , Aktumsek A., AKPINAR A. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY, vol.36, no.2, pp.233-237, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/biy-1009-95
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-237

Abstract

The fatty acid compositions of the seeds of Peucedanum ruthenicum, Peucedanum chryseum, Peucedanum palimbioides, Peucedanum obtusifolium, and Peucedanum zedelmeierianum were investigated by gas chromatography (GC). The main fatty acids in the species were found to be palmitic acid (C 16:0, 5.7896-14.68%), oleic acid (C 18:1 omega-9, 31.28%-68.06%), and linoleic acid (C 18:2 omega-6, 15.99%-33.74%). Trace amounts of cis-vaccenic acid (C 18:1 omega-7, 0.82%-1.40%) were found in the seed oils of all of the species investigated.