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Table 3 Fatty acid composition (%) of N. alba

From: Profile of bioactive compounds in Nymphaea alba L. leaves growing in Egypt: hepatoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity

Compound Percent
Octanoic (Caprylic) acid, C8:0 1.22
Decanoic (Capric) acid, C10:0 1.67
Tetradecanoic (Myristic) acid, C14:0 1.64
Hexadecanoic (Palmitic) acid, C16:0 40.84
Octadecanoic (Stearic) acid, C18 1.43
Eicosanoic (Archidic) acid, C20 2.51
∑SFAa 49.31
cis-9-Hexadecanoic(Palmitoleic) acid, C16:1ω 7 8.41
cis-9-Octadecanoic (Oleic) acid, C18:1ω9 1.04
∑MUFAb 9.45
cis,cis-9,12-Octadecadienoic (Linolenic) acid, C18:3, ω6 24.45
All cis-6,12,15-Octadecotrionic (Linoleic) acid, C18:2 ω6 16.78
∑PUFAsc 41.23
Total unsaturation 50.68
  1. aSaturated fatty acids
  2. bMonounsaturated fatty acids
  3. cPolyunsaturated fatty acids