Fatty Acid Profile of Pumpkin and Bael Seed Lipids of Central India Region
Bhalchandra P Vibhute, Dhiraj R Bhide, Vijay Y Karadbhajne, Anand S Kulkarni* and RR Khotpal
Department of Oils, Fats and Surfactants Technology, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur University, Nagpur-440033,India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anand S Kulkarni
Department of Oils, Fats and Surfactants Technology, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur University, Nagpur-440033, India
Received date: 12 March 2013 Accepted date: 08 April 2013
Chloroform: methanol extraction of seeds such as, Pumpkin( Cucúrbita maxima) and Bael (Aegle marmelos )belonging to the Cucurbitaceae and Rutacaeae families and found in Central India region , was carried out to yield the total lipids(TL)which were then subjected to acetone extraction to yield the total phospholipids (TPL). Fatty acid methyl esters of TL and TPL were prepared and analyzed by GLC for fatty acid composition which showed the major fatty acids present to be palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids. The TL and TPL contained the same fatty acids qualitatively but their amounts varied quantitatively.