Evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) oil and seed

@article{Hudson1984EveningP,
  title={Evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) oil and seed},
  author={B. Hudson},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society},
  year={1984},
  volume={61},
  pages={540-543}
}
  • B. Hudson
  • Published 1984
  • Biology
  • Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society
Evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) seed contains ca. 15% protein, 24% oil, and 43% cellulose plus lignin. The protein is unusually rich in sulphur-containing amino acids and in tryptophan. The component fatty acids of the oil are 65–80% linoleic and 7–14% ofγ-linolenic, but noα-linolenic acid.The 1.5–2% unsaponifiable matter has a composition very similar to that of cottonseed oil. The sterol fraction contains 90%β-sitosterol and the 4-methyl sterol fraction contains 48% citrostadienol… Expand
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