The chemical composition of Cynara cardunculus L. seed oil has been determined. This oil is rich in oleic and linoleic acids. Twelve triacylglycerols have been identified : LLL. LLO, LnOO, LOO and LOP are present in proportions superior to 1O%.Thirteen sterols have been identified with stigmasterol, β-sitosterol and Δ-7-stigmastenol as major constituents.
I. Koubaa, R. Jarraya, J. Makni, M. Damak
Asteraceae, Cynara cardunculus, oil, triacylglycemls, sterols