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African Cucurbita pepo L.: properties of seed and variability in fatty acid composition of seed oil
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry.
2000 (English)In: PHYTOCHEMISTRY, ISSN 0031-9422, Vol. 54, no 1, 71-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) seeds are used locally in Eritrea to treat tapeworm. Seeds were found to be rich in oil (similar to 35%), protein (38%), alpha-tocoferols (3 mg/100 g) and carbohydrate content (similar to 37%). The physico-chemical properties and

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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2000. Vol. 54, no 1, 71-75 p.
Keyword [en]
pumpkin seed oil; Cucurbita pepo; Cucurbitaceae; fatty acid composition
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-37615OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-37615DiVA: diva2:65514
Addresses: Younis YMH, Univ Asmara, Dept Chem, POB 1220, Asmara, Eritrea. Univ Asmara, Dept Chem, Asmara, Eritrea. Dept Organ Chem, S-75121 Uppsala, Sweden. King Faisal Univ, Coll Educ, Dept Chem, Hofuf 31982, Saudi Arabia.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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