Fatty acids of the seeds of Origanum onites L. and O-vulgare L.

Azcan N., Kara M., Demirci B., Baser K.

LIPIDS, vol.39, no.5, pp.487-489, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11745-004-1255-x
  • Journal Name: LIPIDS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-489
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Seed oils of Origanum onites L. from the Antalya and Mugla regions and O. vulgare L. from the Kirklareli region of Turkey were extracted with hexane in a Soxhlet apparatus. The oil yields were 14.1-20.0 and 18.5%, respectively. FA compositions of the seed oils were determined by GC and GC/MS. Twenty FA were identified in both O. onites and O. vulgare seeds. The major FA of both species were linolenic (56.3-57.0%; 61.8%), linoleic (21.5-21.7%; 18.8%), oleic (8.7-8.9%; 5.9%), palmitic (5.9-6.5%; 5.5%), stearic (2.1-2.4%; 2.1%), and (Z)-11-octadecenoic (0.6-0.8%; 0.5%), respectively.