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Hexane-soluble fat content in pomegranate seeds

Determination of hexane-soluble fat content in pomegranate seeds using the UniversalExtractor E-800

A simple and reliable procedure for determination of hexane-soluble fat content in pomegranate seeds is introduced. Pomegranate seed powder is interesting in terms of its nutritional value, in particular, its high content of folate and potassium but also because of its potential in phytomedicine, as recent investigations of have shown. A compliant fat determination is hereby needed for the quality control.
In the presented application, the sample is extracted with the UniversalExtractor E-800 using the method Soxhlet warm. Gravimetric determination of the hexane-soluble fat content follows the drying of the extract to a constant weight, resulting in highly repeatable fat contents.