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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