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Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.: A Rich Source of Lipophilic Phytochemicals.
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PMID:  24345069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The lipophilic extracts from the storage root of 13 cultivars of sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) were evaluated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with the aim to valorize them and offer information on their nutritional properties and potential health benefits. The amount of lipophilic extractives ranged from 0.87 to 1.32% dry weight. Fatty acids and sterols were the major families of compounds identified. The most abundant saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were hexadecanoic acid (182-428 mg/kg) and octadeca-9,12-dienoic acid (133-554 mg/kg), respectively. β-Sitosterol was the principal phytosterol, representing 55.2-77.6% of this family, followed by campesterol. Long-chain aliphatic alcohols and α-tocopherol were also detected but in smaller amounts. The results suggest that sweet potato should be considered as an important dietary source of lipophilic phytochemicals.
Nereida Cordeiro; Nélia Freitas; Marisa Faria; Manuela Gouveia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12380-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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