publication . Article . 2012

Characterization of seed oils from different varieties of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.)] from Pakistan

F. Anwar; S. Raziq; Z. Mahmood; S. A. Shahid; R. Nadeem;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: Grasas y Aceites (issn: 0017-3495, eissn: 1988-4214, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Abstract
This paper reports the physicochemical characteristics of the seed oils from different varieties of watermelon (<i>Citrullus lanatus</i>) cultivated in Pakistan, namely Sugar Baby, Q-F-12, D-W-H-21 and Red Circle-1885. The oil and crude protein contents from watermelon seeds, within the range of 28.25 to 35.65% and 20.50 to 35.00%, respectively, varied significantly (<i>p</i> < 0.05) among the varieties tested. The levels of moisture, ash, and crude fiber in the seeds tested were found to be 2.16-3.24%, 1.95-3.42% and 4.29-6.60%, respectively. The physicohemical characteristics of the extracted oils were: free fatty acid contents (1.17-2.10% as oleic acid), iodi...
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free text keywords: Fatty acids, HPLC, Oil seeds, Oxidation state, Physicochemical attributes, Tocopherols, Watermelon, Aceite de semillas, Ácidos grasos, Atributos físico-químicos, Estado de oxidación, Sandía, Tocoferoles, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Food Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Oleic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, Fatty acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, Palmitic acid, Peroxide value, Linoleic acid, Citrullus lanatus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Stearic acid, Saponification
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publication . Article . 2012

Characterization of seed oils from different varieties of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.)] from Pakistan

F. Anwar; S. Raziq; Z. Mahmood; S. A. Shahid; R. Nadeem;