Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L

EC Environment - Life Programme

With the contribution of the LIFE + financial instrument of the European Union

Fatty acid patterns of waste parts of Turkish Pistachia vera L. tree. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 48/2: 117–120, (2006)

ABSTRACT: The fatty acid composition of waste products of Pistacia vera (pistachio tree) grown in Turkey was assayed. The waste products and various parts of the tree were classified as fresh leaves (FL), dried leaves (DL), stem (ST), branches, fresh skin of natural woody shell (unprocessed) (FSN), fresh kernel, and skin of processed woody shell. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data showed FSN, FL, DL and ST to be rich sources of fatty acids. In particular, FL contains a remarkable amount of linolenic acid (30.4?}3.28%).

Mustafa Aslan, Ilkay Orhan
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Turkey
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