The Composition of Hemp Seed Oil and Its Potential as an Important Source of Nutrition

  title={The Composition of Hemp Seed Oil and Its Potential as an Important Source of Nutrition},
  author={Cary Leizer and David Ribnicky and Alexander Poulev and Slavik Dushenkov and Ilya Raskin},
  journal={Journal of Nutraceuticals, Functional \& Medical Foods},
  pages={35 - 53}
ABSTRACT The fatty acid and natural product content of hemp seed oil was analyzed by GC-MS and LC-MS. The presence of linoleic acid (LA) and a-linolenic acid (LNA) were confirmed in their previously reported ratio of 3:1 LA:LNA. The presence of β-caryophyllene (740 mg/L), myrcene (160 mg/L), β-sitosterol (100-148 g/L) and trace amounts of methyl salicylate was observed in the oil which had not been previously reported. Trace amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) were also detected. Bioassays were… 
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Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are carboxylic acids that are structural components of fats, oils, and all other categories of lipids, except steroids. More than 70 have been identified in nature. They usually contain