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Table 2 Sterols (g. kg -1 of total lipids) of Acacia seed oils

From: Minor lipid components of some Acacia species: potential dietary health benefits of the unexploited seeds

Phytosterols Species
  Acacia ligulata Acacia cyclops Acacia salicina Acacia cyanophylla
Cholesterol tr †† 0.22 A 0.06 C 0.07 B
Δ7 cholestenol tr 0.03 A 0.06 A tr
Campesterol 0.08 A 0.20 A 0.13 A 0.20 A
Campestanol 0.20 C 0.42 A 0.11 D 0.27 B
Stigmasterol 0.31 B 0.36 A 0.15 C 0.29 B
Δ7 stigmasterol 0.28 C 0.27 C 0.57 A 0.36 B
Δ7 campesterol 0.35 C tr 0.38 B 0.45 A
Δ 5,23 stigmastadienol 0.19 A 0.05 B 0.15 A,B 0.22 A
β sitosterol 4.15 B 5.40 A 3.48 C 4.06 B
Δ5 avenasterol 0.24 C 1.13 A 0.38 B 0.33 B,C
Δ7 sitosterol tr tr 0.21 A 0.20 A
Δ 5, 24 (25) stigmasterol 0.09 C 0.18 A 0.12 B 0.20 A
Δ5, 24 stigmastadienol 0.21 B 0.23 A 0.08 C tr
Δ7 stigmastenol 1.11 C 2.57 A 1.22 C 1.78 B
Cycloartenol 0.45 A 0.38 B 0.15 D 0.33 C
Δ7 avenasterol 0.02 B 0.16 A 0.03 B 0.05 B
24, methylene cycloartanol 0.02 A,B tr 0.05 A 0.06 A
Citrostadienol 0.02 A tr tr 0.05 A
Total phytosterols 7.70 11.62 7.33 8.94
  1. Each value is the mean of duplicate analyses.
  2. ††tr: traces.
  3. Superscript letters with different letters in the same line of species indicate a significant difference (p <0.05) analyzed using Duncan’s multiple range test.