M. PERIFANOVA-NEMSKA1, M. ZLATANOV2 and F. MISIISKI1
1 Higher Institute of Food Industry, Department of Technology of Vegetable Oils, BG-4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 University of Plovdiv, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, BG-4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
PERIFANOVA-NEMSKA, M., M. ZLATANOV and F. MISIISKI, 2002. Lipid composition of Nigella sativa L. seed oil. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 8: 67–70
For the first time has been caried an investigation on the oil of Nigella sativa L. seeds from the Bulgarian region. The physicochemical characteristics, sterol, to-copherol and phospholipid composition of the oil has been reported. The seeds content 37.67 % oil, 2.5 % unsaponifiable compounds, 0.9 % phospholipids, 0.2 % sterols and 177.1 mg/kg tocopherols in oil.