Corchorus Olitorius Linn: A Rich Source of ÃÂ©3-Fatty Acids
- *Corresponding Author:
- Saleh MA
Department of Chemistry
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 26, 2016; Accepted date: June 24, 2016; Published date: June 28, 2016
Citation: Nguyen T, Aparicio M and Saleh MA (2016) Corchorus Olitorius Linn: A Rich Source of Ω3-Fatty Acids. Pharm Anal Acta 7:486. doi:10.4172/2153-2435.1000486
Copyright: © 2016 Saleh MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fatty acids composition of Corchorus olitorius Linn were identified as their methyl esters using accurate mass gas chromatography quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (GCQTOF) in chemical ionization (CI) and electron ionization (EI) modes. The leaves which are the edible part of the plant were found to be very rich in ω3- octadecatriene fatty acid reaching up to more than 49 % of the total fatty acids contents. This is the first report to unequivocally detect ω-3 fatty acid in Corchorus olitorius Linn with a much higher concentration than any other reported vegetable and further investigation into its health effects are clearly warranted.