Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 97–98 | Cite as

Wheat germ oil

  • N. K. Yuldasheva
  • N. T. Ul’chenko
  • A. I. Glushenkova

In continuation of research on lipids and lipophilic constituents of nontraditional sources of oil-containing raw material [1], we studied lipids and lipophilic components of wheat germ (Triticcum vulgare, Gramineae), which is a multi-ton waste of flour production and typically has a high content of oil [2, 3, 4] that is enriched in essential fatty acids. Furthermore, the germ contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, PP, D, and other biologically active compounds [5]. The oil has a beneficial effect on the immune and endocrine systems, stimulates reproductive functions, accelerates wound and burn healing, reduces the cholesterol level in blood, and exhibits antisclerotic and cardioprotective properties [5].

The oil comprises a broad array of biologically active compounds and a variety of pharmacological properties. It is a unique oil for fabricating fatty food products and biologically active additives (BAA), as evidenced by the creation based on it of several BAA [3].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Yuldasheva
    • 1
  • N. T. Ul’chenko
    • 1
  • A. I. Glushenkova
    • 1
  1. 1.S. Yu. Yunusov Institute of the Chemistry of Plant SubstancesAcademy of Sciences of the Republic of UzbekistanTashkentUzbekistan

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