Tunisian Milk Thistle: An Investigation of the Chemical Composition and the Characterization of Its Cold-Pressed Seed Oils

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Wiem Meddeb ; Leila Rezig ; Manef Abderrabba ; Gérard Lizard ; Mondher Mejri (2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, volume 18, issue 12 (issn: 1422-0067, eissn: 1422-0067)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ijms18122582, pmc: PMC5751185
  • Subject: Chemistry | tocopherols | fatty acids | differential scanning calorimetry | QD1-999 | phenolic acids | milk thistle seed oil | Article | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

In this study, milk thistle seeds growing in different areas in Tunisia were cold pressed and the extracted oils were examined for their chemical and antioxidant properties. The major fatty acids were linoleic acid (C18:2) (57.0%, 60.0%, and 60.3% for the milk thistle s... View more
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