Omega fatty acids in Turkish neotchihatchewia isatidea (boiss.) rauschert seed oil
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Neotchihatchewia isatidea (Boiss.) Rauschert (family Brassicaceae) is an endemic plant in Turkey. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seeds of 33 different N. isatidea populations for their oil content and fatty acids composition. The oil contents of seed lines ranged from 12.3% to 29.1%. Fatty acids were analysed using gas chromatography (GC-FID), wherein the major fatty acid was linolenic acid (45.0% - 59.8%). Linoleic acid and oleic acid levels in the seed oils ranged from 14.06% - 27.48%, and from 16.45% - 0.68%, respectively. The results of this work would provide new knowledge of the nutritional composition, especially omega fatty acids, of N. isatidea seeds and could be an important topic for further studies.