Next Article in Journal
Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity among Thai Adults: Results of the National Thai Food Consumption Survey
Previous Article in Journal
Epidemiologic Studies of Isoflavones & Mammographic Density
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Nutrients 2010, 2(1), 49-59; doi:10.3390/nu2010049

Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis)

1
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-2180 Japan
2
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan
3
Cooperative Research Center of Life Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-8586 Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 November 2009 / Accepted: 14 January 2010 / Published: 19 January 2010
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [275 KB, uploaded 19 January 2010]

Abstract

Regiospecific distributions of fatty acids (FA) of triacylglycerols (TAG) and phospholipids (PL) isolated from five cultivars of adzuki beans (Vigna angularis) were investigated. The lipids comprised mainly PL (72.2–73.4 wt-%) and TAG (20.6–21.9 wt-%), whilst other components were detected in minor proportions (0.1–3.4 wt-%). The principal profiles of the FA distribution in the TAG and PL were evident in the beans among the five cultivars: unsaturated FA were predominantly distributed in the sn-2 position, whilst saturated FA primarily occupied the sn-1 or the sn-3 position in the these lipids. The results would be useful information to both producers and consumers for manufacturing traditional adzuki confectionaries such as wagashi in Japan.
Keywords: adzuki beans (Vigna angularis); fatty acids; phosphatidylcholine; phosphatidyl- ethanolamine; phosphatidylinositol; regiospecific characteristics; triacylglycerols adzuki beans (Vigna angularis); fatty acids; phosphatidylcholine; phosphatidyl- ethanolamine; phosphatidylinositol; regiospecific characteristics; triacylglycerols
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Yoshida, H.; Tomiyama, Y.; Yoshida, N.; Shibata, K.; Mizushina, Y. Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis). Nutrients 2010, 2, 49-59.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Nutrients EISSN 2072-6643 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top