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Original study of the biochemical and oil composition of the Cambodia nut Irvingia malayana.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11879024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Analysis of the biochemical composition of Irvingia malayana was carried out. This Cambodian nut contains 7.5% water and 70% oil. Most of the fatty acids are saturated and include 42% C12:0 and 41.8% C14:0; the sterol composition is similar to that of other vegetable oils. This oil is less rich in alpha-tocopherol than in gamma-tocopherol. Analysis of the solid content of the oil with respect to the temperature by NMR shows a fast fall of solid content around its fusion range at 38-39 degrees C. The main differences in the properties of the indigenous Cambodia nut from other known oleaginous seeds are in its selenium content, fatty acid composition, fusion temperature profile, and content of antioxidants. These important characteristics can soon make possible its application in pharmacology, cosmetics, the margarine industry, etc.
J Bandelier; T Chunhieng; M Olle; D Montet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-06     Completed Date:  2002-04-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1478-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
CIRAD-AMIS/PAA TA 40/16, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France, and DRCCRF Parc Euromédecine, rue de la Croix Verte, 34090 Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / analysis
Fatty Acids / analysis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Minerals / analysis
Nuts / chemistry*
Plant Oils / chemistry*
Plant Proteins / analysis
Selenium / analysis
Sitosterols / analysis
alpha-Tocopherol / analysis
gamma-Tocopherol / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Minerals; 0/Plant Oils; 0/Plant Proteins; 0/Sitosterols; 0/gamma-Tocopherol; 5779-62-4/sitosterol; 59-02-9/alpha-Tocopherol; 7732-18-5/Water; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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