Effect of gamma-irradiation on the lipid profile of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.).

@article{Niyas2003EffectOG,
  title={Effect of gamma-irradiation on the lipid profile of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.).},
  author={Zareena Niyas and Prasad Shekhar Variyar and Achyut S Gholap and Arun Sharma},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 22},
  pages={6502-4}
}
The effect of gamma-irradiation on the lipid constituents of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) was examined at radiation doses between 2.5 and 10 kGy. The fatty acid composition of the triacylglycerol, the major lipid component, was found to be made up of myristic (90%), palmitic (6%), lauric (3%), petroselinic (0.13%), and stearic acids (0.5%) as determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. A dose-dependent decrease in the triacylglycerol content and a concomitant increase in free fatty acids… CONTINUE READING