Analysis of fatty acids in selected Macedonian edible oils

Ivanova, Violeta and Mitrev, Sasa and Leitner, Erich and Lankmayr, Ernst and Siegmund, Barbara and Stafilov, Trajče (2015) Analysis of fatty acids in selected Macedonian edible oils. In: 15th International Symposium and Summer School on Bioanalysis, 13-18 July 2015, Tr. Mures, Romania.

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The fatty acid composition of few Macedonian edible oils, including sunflower, pumpkin seed, flax, rapeseed and sesame seeds, was determined using GC-FID analysis after derivatisation with BF3-methanolic solution. Six different types of fatty acids (FAs) were found in the oils samples. Palmitic acid (C16:0) and stearic acid (C18:0) were common in all saturates. Myristic acid (C14:0) was present in the sunflower and pumpkin seed oil. Oleic acid (C18:1), linoleic acid (C18:2) and -linolenic (C18:3) were dominant in the unsaturated FAs of all oils. In terms of variety, linoenic acid (C18:3) was the main unsaturated FA in flax seed oil (56.2 % of total FA), oleic acid (C18:1) dominated in rapeseed and sesame oils (65.3 and 43 % of total FA, respectively) and linoleic acid (C18:2) was the dominant compound in sunflower and pumpkin seed oil (59.2 and 59.5 % of total FA, respectively). Principal Component Analysis was employed, showing separation and grouping of the oils according to their variety.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Violeta Ivanova Petropulos
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 09:59
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 09:59

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