Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 378–381

Fatty Acid Composition and Physical Properties of Turkish Tree Hazel Nuts

  • V. Erdogan
  • A. Aygun

DOI: 10.1007/s10600-005-0156-1

Cite this article as:
Erdogan, V. & Aygun, A. Chem Nat Compd (2005) 41: 378. doi:10.1007/s10600-005-0156-1


The fatty acid composition and some physical properties of nuts of Turkish tree hazels were investigated. Average nut weight, diameter, shell thickness, percent kernel, and moisture content were determined. Oil content ranged between 64.48% and 71.92%. Oleic and linoleic acids was the predominant fatty acids, together representing 91.7% of the total. The amount of palmitic and stearic acids was low while palmitoleic, margaric, margaroleic, linolenic, arachidic, and gadoleic acids were present in trace amounts. This is the first report on the fatty acid composition of Turkish tree hazel.

Key word

Corylus colurna L. Turkish tree hazel oil fatty acids HPLC 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Erdogan
    • 1
  • A. Aygun
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Agriculture, Department of HorticultureAnkara UniversityDiskapi, AnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Department of HorticultureKaradeniz Technical UniversityOrduTurkey

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