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Characteristics and composition of chaenomeles seed oil

Granados, M.V. and Vila, Roser and Laencina, J. and Rumpunen, Kimmo (2003). Characteristics and composition of chaenomeles seed oil. I/In: Japanese quince - Potential fruit crop for Northern Europe. Sid./p. 141-148. Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN 91-631-3765-8
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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
Page range:141-148
Publisher:Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:Z - SLU - Libray > Odla mera
ISBN for printed version:91-631-3765-8
Language:English
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Refereed:No
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production
Obsolete subject words > MEDICINE > Chemistry > Biochemistry
Keywords:Chaenomeles, Seed oil, Fatty acids
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-316
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-4-316
ID Code:5198
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231)
Deposited By: Kimmo Rumpunen
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:21 Oct 2015 14:02

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