Enrichment of Oils with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

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Biologists have laboured for years to engineer various organisms for the genetic enrichment of oils with high levels of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, because of the significant commercial interest for food and non-food applications. However, these attempts have not produced desired results. Often the omega-3 level is lower than expected and the produced […]

Development of Oils with High Punicic Acid Content

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Pomegranate (Punica granatum) seed oil has been attracting increased interest since it was shown that its main component punicic acid may provide a novel alternative therapeutic strategy for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. It can also be used as a dietary agent for prevention of prostate and breast cancer (Kim et. al., 2002; Shyed et. […]