Pinolenic acid as a new source of phyto-polyunsaturated fatty acid

Da Som No, In Hwan Kim

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Pinolenic acid (PLA, all-cis-5,9,12-18:3) is an interesting plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acid of which little is known. The major source of PLA is pine nut oil. PLA has distinctive health benefits such as LDL/VLDL cholesterol lowering potential and displays an appetite suppressing effect. Enrichment of PLA can be carried out by physical procedures or by enzymatic reactions with lipases such as Candida antartica lipase B and Candida rugosa lipase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalLipid Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Food Science
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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