Spirulina : a source of dietary gamma-linolenic acid ?

@inproceedings{Roughan1989SpirulinaA,
  title={Spirulina : a source of dietary gamma-linolenic acid ?},
  author={P. Grattan Roughan},
  year={1989}
}
Spirulina powders obtained from different commercial sources contained 23.6–38.0 mg g−1 DM as long-chain fatty acids and 3.4–6.0 mg g−1 DM as y-linolenic acid (6, 9, 12-octadecatrienoic acid). However, γ-linolenic acid constituted up to 40% of the total fatty acids within the isolated galactolipids. Unesterified fatty acids accounted for 8.4–66.9% of the fatty acids recovered from the different samples; the remaining fatty acids were in glycerolipids. There was also a wide variation in the… CONTINUE READING

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