Chemical studies on the lignans and other minor constituents of sesame seed oil

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Abstract

The oil fraction of most oilseeds is composed mainly of triacylglycerols (95-99%) acting as a dispersing medium for a wide range of lipophilic and amphiphilic secondary metabolites, collectively forming what is known as the unsaponifiable fraction. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) oil consists of triacylglycerols (95%), diacylglycerols (2.6%), free fatty acids (0.1%), and other lipids, including phospholipids and unsaponifiables (2.3%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSesame
Subtitle of host publicationThe Genus Sesamum
PublisherCRC Press
Pages79-92
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420005202
ISBN (Print)9780849335389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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