New publication on previously unknown fatty acids in rapeseed and flaxseed oil
Whether used in salad dressings, for sautéing and deep-frying, or in cake dough, vegetable oils are a key ingredient in food preparation. Rapeseed oil is the most popular edible oil in Germany. It sells nearly 80 million liters per year and has a market share of about 40 percent. The group of Prof. Dr. Nils Helge Schebb has now succeeded in identifying previously unknown fatty acids in rapeseed and flaxseed oil. They were able to identify and determine the content of the omega-3 fatty acid "densipolic acid" in these oils, which is currently the subject of little research. The researchers hope this will contribute to a fundamental understanding of edible oil composition and provide a new basis for investigating the authenticity of edible oils. Check it out here.