Physicochemical Properties and Nutritional Ingredients of Kernel Oil of Carya cathayensis Sarg
American Journal of Plant Sciences (AJPS)
Sarg contained 63% of fat, 9.1% of proteins, 3.6% of
starch and 4.6% of soluble proteins (based ration of weight). The compositions
of the fatty acids were very similar to olive oil, and the total unsaturated
fatty acids were 94%. Meanwhile, the kernel oil of Carya cathayensis Sarg also contained some polyphenols such as vanillic acid, ferulic acid,
3-methoxybenzoic acid and quercetin. The content of total polyphenols was 9.7
μg/g. Furthermore, the kernel oil of Carya cathayensis Sarg also contained some trace amount of squalene, β-Sitosterol, Vitamin E.