Fatty acid patterns of waste parts of Turkish Pistacia vera L. tree


Aslan M. , Orhan İ.

ACTA BIOLOGICA CRACOVIENSIA SERIES BOTANICA, vol.48, no.2, pp.117-120, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : ACTA BIOLOGICA CRACOVIENSIA SERIES BOTANICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-120

Abstract

The fatty acid composition of waste products of Pistacia vera (pistachio tree) grown in Turkey was assayed. The waste products and various parts of the tree were classified as fresh leaves (FL), dried leaves (DL), stem (ST), branches, fresh skin of natural woody shell (unprocessed) (FSN), fresh kernel, and skin of processed woody shell. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data showed FSN, FL, DL and ST to be rich sources of fatty acids. In particular, FL contains a remarkable amount of linolenic acid (30.4 +/- 3.28%).