Monoacylglycerol from Punica granatum seed oil

Majekodunmi O. Fatope*, Suad Khamis S. Al Burtomani, Yoshio Takeda

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The seeds of Punica granatum, known as hap roman in the Arabian Peninsula, are commonly eaten as a dessert. As part of an ongoing project to find nonnutritional natural products which have health benefits, or that can be exploited to protect crops, the chloroform-soluble extract of the fermented seeds of P. granatum was found to be rich in 1-O-trans,cis,trans-9,11,13-octadecatrienoyl glycerol (1). The seed oil is not lethal to brine shrimp larvae. 1-O-isopentyl-3-O-octadec-2-enoyl glycerol (2) and the known cis-9-octadecenoic, octadecanoic, and eicosanoic acids were also detected in small amounts in the seed oil by LC and MS. The structure of 1 was determined from NMR and MS spectral data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2002


  • Brine shrimp
  • C - C fatty acids
  • Monoacylglycerol
  • Polyunsaturated oil
  • Pomegranate
  • Punica
  • Punicaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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