Characterization of the seed oil from chilean palm (Jubaea chilensis)

Authors

  • Lilia Masson Centro de I&D en Grasas y Aceites, CIDGRA, Departamento de Ciencia de los Alimentos y Tecnología Química, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile
  • Conrado Camilo Centro de I&D en Grasas y Aceites, CIDGRA, Departamento de Ciencia de los Alimentos y Tecnología Química, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile
  • M. Esperanza Torija Departamento de Bromatología y Nutrición II: Bromatología. Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.2008.v59.i1.487

Keywords:

Chilean palm, Fatty acid, Seed oil, Sterols, Tocopherols, Triglycerides

Abstract


The characteristics of the seeds from Chilean palm and the detailed composition of its fat are studied starting from 4 lots of seeds from the two regions being the major producers of Chilean palm seeds. From the proximate composition of the seeds a high content of fats is deduced with a mean value of 67.3%. The contents of proteins, carbohydrates and fibre were in the range of 7-11%. A detailed analysis of the fat indicates a high content of saturated fatty acids being capric, caprilic, lauric and miristic acids the major fatty acids. For this reason the presence of a high percentage of medium-chain triglycerides are detected in the triglyceride analysis. As for tocopherols, the fat contains low amounts of α-, γ- y δ-tocopherol with a total average of 84 mg/kg. Concerning phytosterols, the total content was around 1000 mg/kg being β-sitosterol and Δ7-estigmastenol the two major sterols

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2008-03-30

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Masson L, Camilo C, Torija ME. Characterization of the seed oil from chilean palm (Jubaea chilensis). grasasaceites [Internet]. 2008Mar.30 [cited 2022Dec.6];59(1):33-8. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/487

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