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

Aslan M., Orhan İ.

Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica, cilt.48, ss.117-120, 2006 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.117-120


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%). © Polish Academy of Sciences, 2006.