Fatty Acid Composition of the Lipids of Pasture Grasses

  title={Fatty Acid Composition of the Lipids of Pasture Grasses},
  author={G. Alan Garton},
  • G. A. Garton
  • Published 6 August 1960
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
LITTLE information is available on the total fatty acid composition of pasture grass lipids. Shorland1,2 reported that the fatty acids of the acetone-soluble lipids of cocksfoot grass and of rye grass grown in New Zealand comprised about 3 per cent of the dry-matter of the grass; ester-fractionation analysis showed that saturated acids (mostly palmitic) accounted for less than 20 per cent of the total acids and that the remaining unsaturated acids consisted largely of linoleic and linolenic… 
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