Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

Cucurbit seeds: I. Characterizations and uses of oils and proteins. A review

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_014655
Auteur(s)
  • T. J. Jacks
  • T. P. Hensarling
  • L. Y. Yatsu 1,2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Southern Regional Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 19687, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2) One of the laboratories of the Southern Marketing and Nutrition Research Division, Agricultural Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Résumé

Cucurbit seeds can be classified as oil seeds because decorticated seeds contain by weight 50% oil and 35% protein. The oil is unsaturated and generally edible; however, the contents of conjugated trienoic fatty acids in the oil of a few species preclude edibility but increase industrial values as drying oils. Proteins of cucurbit seeds appear edible and supplementation with certain amino acids increases the nutritional value of the protein. However, the possibility that a meal or protein from a given species might be inedible, e.g., through presence of a toxic compound in the seed, must be determined by appropriate feeding tests with the seed products. Thus cucurbits are potentially valuable oilseed crops. Of special interest are certain xerophilous species that grow particularly well in desert regions. Propagation of these species on currently unproductive wastelands could provide an additional source of oil and protein for industrial and edible purposes.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - plant biology & botany
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - cytologie, morphologie, systematique, floristique et evolution des vegetaux
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Horticulture
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Plant Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - plant sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
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Revue

Economic Botany

Année de publication
1972
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Non
Score qualité du texte
7.342
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1.3
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