Reference Number: 352
Inclusions: Poppy seeds
The proximate chemical composition of poppy seeds, along with minerals and water?soluble vitamins content was investigated. The compositions of the fatty acids and tocopherols of the extracted oil were also determined. The proximate analysis of poppy seeds showed the following composition: (440 g kg?1), protein (211 g kg?1), moisture (50 g kg?1), ash (63 g kg?1), crude fine (62 g kg?1) and total carbohydrates (236 g kg?1). Potassium and calcium were the predominant elements in the poppy seeds. Linoleic acid was the major unsaturated fatty acid (750 g kg?1 total fatty acids) while palmitic acid was the main saturated one (86?4 g kg?1). The amounts of ??, ?? and ??tocopherols found in poppy seed oil were 220 ?g g?1, 40 ?g g?1 and 20 ?g g?1 respectively. Among the water?soluble vitamins determined, pantothenic acid was found at the highest level followed by niacin and thiamin.