Fatty Acid Composition of Different Quercus Species
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Quercus is among the largest woody species (500 species) including trees and shrubs (Fagaceae) . They are used in several industries such as human nutrition, wild and culture animal nutrition, dye, tannin, and oil and fuel production . Quercus species can adapt to different climate and environmental conditions easily and are sometimes used in erosion control practice . These species are quite common in North America, Europe, and East Asia.
The acorn chemical composition , oil , and fatty acids  greatly vary with the species and ecological conditions of the growing regions. The present study was conducted to characterize seven different acorn (Quercus sp.) species with regard to fatty acid composition.