Granados, M.V. and Vila, Roser and Laencina, J. and Rumpunen, Kimmo
Characteristics and composition of chaenomeles seed oil.
Japanese quince - Potential fruit crop for Northern Europe. Sid./p. 141-148.
Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Characteristics and chemical composition of chaenomeles seeds and seed oil were investigated in samples of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) and a hybrid taxon (C. japonica x C. speciosa). The content of oil in the seeds was 6.1–16.8% based on dry weight, with an average value of 8.2%. The content of moisture in the seeds was 40–46%. The average iodine index of the seed oil was 98, and the acidity index was 2.4. Nine fatty acids were detected: erucic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid, oleic acid, cis-11-eicosenoic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid. The oil was rich in unsaturated fatty acids (89%), linoleic acid and oleic acid being the main types present. The amount of individual fatty acids varied from traces to 53% for linoleic acid. The ratio saturated/unsaturated fatty acid was very low (0.1). Chaenomeles seed oil could thus be useful in e.g. the food industry, if it were competitive from an economic viewpoint.
|Authors/Creators:||Granados, M.V. and Vila, Roser and Laencina, J. and Rumpunen, Kimmo|
|Title:||Characteristics and composition of chaenomeles seed oil|
|Year of publishing :||2003|
|Publisher:||Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences|
|ISBN for printed version:||91-631-3765-8|
|Publication Type:||Book Chapter|
|Full Text Status:||Public|
|Subjects:||ZZZ Don't use any more: Subject categories for Swedish research publications > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production|
ZZZ Don't use any more: Subject categories for Swedish research publications > MEDICINE > Chemistry > Biochemistry
|Keywords:||Chaenomeles, Seed oil, Fatty acids|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231)|
|Deposited By:||Kimmo Rumpunen|
|Deposited On:||21 Sep 2010 00:00|
|Metadata Last Modified:||03 May 2013 08:01|
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