DETERMINATION OF FATTY ACID COMPOSITION AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF FIG SEED OIL

  • Zeynep Ergun
  • Taner Bozkurt Tekfen Agricultural Research Production and Marketing INC.
Keywords: Ficus carica, fatty acid, seed oil, antioxidant capacity, DPPH, figs

Abstract

Ficus carica is a tree that grows in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. It is among the first cultivated plants by humans. Ficus carica, called figs, has a very large family and more than 700 known species. Different parts of the plant like its fruit, latex, leaves, and seeds have a very important medical value. However, studies on fig seed oils are very limited. In this study, the fatty acid composition of fig seed oils was determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometry (GC/MS). Total antioxidant activity analysis was made through DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) method and antioxidant activity value was determined as trolox equivalent (TE). While the total oil yield was determined as 14.08%, the antioxidant capacity was determined to be 140.19 mg TE/100 g. According to GC/MS analysis, it was determined that the highest fatty acid was α-Linolenic acid (26.31%), followed by linoleic acid (24.27%) and oleic acid (19.65%). With these results and limited literature information, it is clear that figs can be evaluated outside of common consumption.

Ficus carica, fatty acid, seed oil, antioxidant capacity, DPPH, figs,

Published
2020-09-22
How to Cite
Ergun, Z., & Bozkurt, T. (2020). DETERMINATION OF FATTY ACID COMPOSITION AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF FIG SEED OIL. International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, 13(2), 101-107. Retrieved from http://ijans.org/index.php/ijans/article/view/509
Section
Research Articles