Sterols and squalene in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) kernel oils: the variety as a key factor

Magdalena Rudzińska, Paweł Górnaś, Marianna Raczyk, Arianne Soliven
2016 Figshare  
The profile of sterols and squalene content in oils recovered from the kernels of 15 apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) varieties were investigated. Nine sterols (campesterol, β-sitosterol, Δ5-avenasterol, 24-methylene-cycloartanol, cholesterol, gramisterol, Δ7-stigmasterol, Δ7-avenasterol and citrostadienol) were identified in apricot kernel oils. The β-sitosterol was the predominant sterol in each cultivar and consisted of 76–86% of the total detected sterols. The content of total sterols and
more » ... al sterols and squalene were significantly affected by the variety and ranged between 215.7–973.6 and 12.6–43.9 mg/100 g of oil, respectively.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1632773.v1 fatcat:q65zjkfwtnamtopu2wiay2s4qe