Preliminary phytochemical analysis and total phenol content of walnut oil

Shunmugam Kumar Mangal C and SoharaParveen N

Aim: To estimate the total phenol and phytochemical content of walnut oil
Objective: To determine total phenols and phytochemicals present in walnut oil
Background: A walnut is a species belongs to the nut Family Juglandaceae .The walnut is nutrient-dense with protein and essential fatty acids. Walnut oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acid like alpha linlenic acid and linoleic acid. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds naturally present in plants. They found in fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes and grains and responsible for the taste, smell and color of the plant based foods. Most of them have antioxidants activity and protect our cells against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer
Reasons: Frequent nut intake is associated with protective effects against cardiovascular diseases. In addition to the generally high contents of unsaturated fatty acids, polyphenol compounds seem to be also implicated in health promoting effects of nuts due to their antioxidant properties.

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