Canavalia ensiformis neutral lipids, a rich source of lupeol

  title={Canavalia ensiformis neutral lipids, a rich source of lupeol},
  author={Emile M. Gaydou and Josette Viano and P. J. L. Bourreil},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society},
The composition of the neutral lipids ofCanavalia ensiformis, which represent 2.21% of whole seeds, has been investigated. The fatty acid composition is characterized by the presence of palmitic (15%), oleic (54%), linoleic (7%) and linolenic (8%) acids. The unsaponifiable matter (7.9% of the neutral lipids), was examined for sterol, 4α-methylsterol and triterpene alcohols. The occurrence of lupeol in high amount in the last fraction (96%) constitutes an interesting source for this compound. 

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