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. 2015 Mar;12(1):1-10.
doi: 10.3109/19390211.2014.887601. Epub 2014 Feb 19.

Potential Oil Yield, Fatty Acid Composition, and Oxidation Stability of the Hempseed Oil From Four Cannabis Sativa L. Cultivars

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Potential Oil Yield, Fatty Acid Composition, and Oxidation Stability of the Hempseed Oil From Four Cannabis Sativa L. Cultivars

Carla Da Porto et al. J Diet Suppl. .

Abstract

The cultivation of four industrial hemp cultivars (Felina 32, Chamaeleon, Uso31, and Finola) was investigated for oil production in the north-east of Italy along two years. The oils of all cultivars resulted in rich amount of linoleic acid (ω-6) and α-linolenic acid (ω-3). Felina 32 and Chamaeleon oils exhibited the highest amount of linoleic acid (59%) and α-linolenic acid (18%). Finola and Uso31 oils resulted in the richest of γ-linolenic acid (5-6%). All hempseed oils presented high oxidation stability and an acceptable initial quality. It is suggested that these oils can be used to produce EFA dietary supplements high in ω-6 and ω-3 of vegetal origin.

Keywords: Cannabis sativa L.; cultivar; essential fatty acids; hempseed oil; oxidation stability.

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