Evaluation of Fatty Acid Composition, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity, Mineral Composition and Calorie Values of Some Nuts and Seeds from Turkey

Kirbaslar F. G. , TÜRKER G., Ozsoy-Gunes Z. , Unal M. , Dulger B., Ertas E., ...Daha Fazla

RECORDS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, cilt.6, sa.4, ss.339-349, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.339-349


The samples of the hazelnut, peanut, pistachio, almond, walnut, chestnut, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed were collected from Turkey. The fatty acid compositions of Turkish nut and seed oils were analyzed by Gas Chromatography (GC) were determined. The antioxidant activity of the samples was assessed by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging capacity assay toward BHT and Vitamin C. Retinol and alpha-tocopherol were analyzed using High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography with UV Detector (HPLC-UV). The antimicrobial and antifungal activities of Turkish nut and seeds were evaluated using the disk diffusion method toward 9 bacteria and 5 yeasts. The nut and seeds showed strong antimicrobial activity against the test organisms. Spectroscopic determination of minerals (Calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, chromium, aluminum) of nuts and seeds was performed with inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES). The calorie values of samples were measured using a Bomb Calorimeter.