Characterization of gamma-linolenic acid in Ribes seed.

  title={Characterization of gamma-linolenic acid in Ribes seed.},
  author={Helmut Traitler and Heike K Winter and Urs Richli and Yves Ingenbleek},
  volume={19 12},
The total lipid content of fruit seeds of the Ribes family ranges by weight from 18.3% in goose-berries (Ribes uva crispa) to 30.5% in black currants (Ribes nigrum). Isolation procedures and analytical methods (gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, high performance thin layer chromatography and stereospecific analysis) demonstrate that the oils from Ribes seeds contain up to 19% by weight of gamma-linolenic acid (gamma-LA, C18:3, n-6) in black currant oil. This last Ribes species thus… CONTINUE READING


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