Oil content and fatty acid composition of some varieties of barley and sorghum grains

Authors

  • R. O. Osman Botany Dept., National Research Centre, Dokki, Egypt
  • F. M. Abd El-Gelil Fats and Oils Dept., National Research Centre, Dokki, Egypt
  • H. M. El-Noamany Biological Chemistry Dept., Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • M. G. Dawood Botany Dept., National Research Centre, Dokki, Egypt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.2000.v51.i3.472

Keywords:

Barley, Fatty acids (composition), Grain, Oil (content), Sorghum

Abstract


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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Published

2000-06-30

How to Cite

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Osman RO, El-Gelil FMA, El-Noamany HM, Dawood MG. Oil content and fatty acid composition of some varieties of barley and sorghum grains. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2000Jun.30 [cited 2022Dec.1];51(3):157-62. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/472

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