Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi
Yazarlar: Betül GIDIK
Anahtar Kelimeler:Pumpkin, Fatty acid compositions, Oil content, Oil crop
Özet: In this study seed variety of Ürgüp Sivrisi pumpkin seeds collected from Çorum was used as material for determination fatty acid composition. It is known that; The seed of the pumpkin has active ingredients that protect and cure diseases. From past the present, it has been traditionally used for some diseases such as prostate and parasites. The pumpkin seeds contain average of 42-54% fat, and fatty acid composition depends on factors such as location, climate and maturity. According to the results of this study stearic, pamitic acid and linoleic acid respectively were found 0.46%, 0.52%, 0.05% degrees. In addition caprylic acid and palmitic acid were determinated at 0.37% and 0.52%. Butyric acid is important for inhibition of intestinal diseases. Reason of the many intestinal diseases are low butyric acid concentrations, in the colon. It shows the importance of using the pumpkin seeds in daily food habit.