Oil content and fatty acid composition of some varieties of barley and sorghum grains
Keywords:Barley, Fatty acids (composition), Grain, Oil (content), Sorghum
Oil content of sorghum grains (average 4.57 %) was nearly twice that of barley (average 2.27 %). Palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids were the most abundant fatty acids and that stearic acid content was low in barley and sorghum. The content of linolenic acid was higher in barley than in sorghum. The composition of sorghum oil, in general, was similar to corn oil and could be used for cooking and other uses of edible oils.
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