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dc.contributor.authorVanhanen, Leo P.en
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Geoffrey P.en
dc.contributor.authorDutta, P.en
dc.contributor.authorVile, G.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-03T02:03:21Z
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3180
dc.description.abstractCucurbits are a group of plants that can grow well with irrigation in hot dry conditions. In New Zealand cucurbits are grown mostly for their edible flesh, however in other countries they are prized for their tasty oil containing seeds. Edible seeds harvested from cucurbits have a large range of uses, from either being consumed directly or as a filler in soups. The extracted seed oil can be used as a cooking or salad oil or as a condiment in foods. Recent research has shown that the composition of the oil extracted from cucurbit seeds contains a wide range of nutrients and fatty acids. It has been reported that the seed oil contains high but variable phytosterol and antioxident contents. It is possible that the nutritional content of these interesting seed oils is affected by cultivar type and its interaction with environmental effects. It is also possible that the post harvesting processing of the seeds and the oils may affect the nutrient composition.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of Technology New Zealand.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsCopyright © Lincoln University.en
dc.sourceJoint NZIFST-DIANZ Conferenceen
dc.subjectseed oilen
dc.subjectcucurbitsen
dc.subjectedible seedsen
dc.titleFatty acid, tocopherol and phytosterol composition of cucurbit seeds grown in Marlborough, New Zealand.en
dc.typeConference Contribution - Unpublished
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciencesen
pubs.finish-date2003-06-26en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/WFMB
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2003-06-23en
dc.publisher.placeRotoruaen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-3019-6748
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-6571-3197
lu.subtypeConference Posteren


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