Evaluation of tocopherol homologues of Turkish sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) cultivars grown in different locations


YALÇIN H. , ÜNAL M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED BOTANY AND FOOD QUALITY-ANGEWANDTE BOTANIK, vol.84, no.1, pp.61-64, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED BOTANY AND FOOD QUALITY-ANGEWANDTE BOTANIK
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-64

Abstract

The tocopherol homologues of four different cultivars of sesame seed  ( Sesamum  indicum ,  L.)  samples,  Golmarmara,  Muganli, Ozberk and Camdibi, were determined in the present study. The major tocopherol homologue in all sesame seed of adapted cultivars was  γ -tocopherol (744-1333 mg/kg). α -Tocopherol is very minute component of tocopherol content in all cultivars (1.54-3.61 mg/kg). Similarly δ -tocopherol was determined in very small amount (0.50-0.59 mg/kg) and  β -tocopherol was not detected in sesame seed of any cultivar. The highest content of  γ -tocopherol was found in Golmarmara  cultivar  grown  in  Menemen. There  are  signifi cant
differences in  γ -tocopherol content among cultivars and cultivated locations  in  all  sesame  seeds.  Sesame  seed  cultivars  grown  in Menemen contained also the highest α -tocopherol content compared to the same sesame seed cultivars grown in any other location.

The tocopherol homologues of four different cultivars of sesame seed (Sesamum indicum, L.) samples, Golmarmara, Muganli, Ozberk and Camdibi, were determined in the present study. The major tocopherol homologue in all sesame seed of adapted cultivars was gamma-tocopherol (744-1333 mg/kg). a-Tocopherol is very minute component of tocopherol content in all cultivars (1.54-3.61 mg/kg). Similarly delta-tocopherol was determined in very small amount (0.50-0.59 mg/kg) and beta-tocopherol was not detected in sesame seed of any cultivar. The highest content of gamma-tocopherol was found in Golmarmara cultivar grown in Menemen. There are significant differences in gamma-tocopherol content among cultivars and cultivated locations in all sesame seeds. Sesame seed cultivars grown in Menemen contained also the highest alpha-tocopherol content compared to the same sesame seed cultivars grown in any other location.