Chemistry Journal of Moldova

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF LIPIDS FROM FICUS CARICA L. FRUITS

Author(s):

Hadjira Naoui, Mohamed Benalia, Soumaya Hachani, Amar Djeridane, Ziyad Ben Ahmed, Veronique Seidel, Mohamed Yousfi


Field: Natural product chemistry and synthesis
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2023 Volume 18, no.1
Pages: 92-101
Keywords:

oil extract, fatty acid, tocopherol, sterol, antioxidant activity.


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https://doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2023.1029

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Graphical Abstract:
Samples of oils from seven types of Ficus carica L. fruits from Algeria were investigatedwith the aim to assess the chemical characteristics, quantifying sterols and tocopherols, and to analyse the fatty acids profiles using gas chromatography, and evaluation of antioxidant activity by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl method and total antioxidant activity using phosphomolybdenum methods. The results showed that the major unsaturated fatty acids of different lipid classes were linoleic (11.70-34.74%) and linolenic (1.15-35.27%), the main saturated fatty acids was palmitic. Aditionally, it was demonstrated for the first time that the studied figs oils possessed good antioxidant activity which may be associated with their alleged health benefits. 








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