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Table 8

Fatty acid profile of sesame oil genotypes.

Fatty acids Area (%)

G1 (control) G2 G3 G4 G5 G6
Palmitic acid (C16:0) 9.15a 8.87b 8.79b 8.69bc 8.32d 8.47c
Palmitoleic acid (C16:1) 0.49b 0.10c 0.18c 1.11a 0.14c 0.13c
Stearic acid (C18:0) 6.36c 6.72b 6.57b 7.27a 6.59b 6.65b
Oleic acid (C18:1) 43.24b 42.67b 45.33a 37.15c 45.49a 46.61a
Linoleic acid (C18:2) 40.76b 41.03b 38.40c 44.33a 38.82c 37.49d
Linolenic acid (C18:3) ND ND ND 0.91a ND ND
Arachidic acid (C20:0) ND 0.61bc 0.74a 0.55c 0.64b 0.66b
∑ of Saturated fatty acids (%) (SFA) 15.51c 16.20ab 16.09b 16.51a 15.55c 15.78bc
∑ of Unsaturated fatty acids (%) (USFA) 84.49a 83.80bc 83.91b 83.50c 84.45a 84.22ab
MUFA 43.73b 42.77b 45.51a 38.26c 45.63a 46.73a
PUFA 40.76b 41.03b 38.40c 45.24a 38.82c 37.49c
USFA/SFA 5.45 5.17 5.21 5.06 5.43 5.34

**Nd = Not detectable; the values followed by the same letter (in each row) are not significantly variance (p ≤ 0.05).

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