Within a project aimed to reintroduce non-drug hemp cultivars in the Italian Po valley, for fibre but also high added-value nutraceutical production, investigation on locally grown plants has been performed, in order to assess their oil and metabolic content. This study provides useful information regarding three different hemp cultivars, from two sites, in view of their potential industrial application. The oil was characterised by a high unsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio and by an almost perfect balance ofv-3 and v-6 fatty acids, as requested for healthy foods. The alcoholic extracts, for which a high content of amino acids and phenolic compounds has been highlighted, could provide dietary supplements to help in preventing oxidative stress. By investigating the Carmagnola cultivar, six known and four new lignanamides have been identified, confirming and assessing the general metabolic pattern in the seeds of these locally grown plants.

Cannabinoid-free Cannabis sativa L. grown in the Po valley : evaluation of fatty acid profile, antioxidant capacity and metabolic content / G. Lesma, R. Consonni, V. Gambaro, C. Remuzzi, G. Roda, A. Silvani, V. Vece, G.L. Visconti. - In: NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH. - ISSN 1478-6419. - 28:21(2014), pp. 1801-1807. [10.1080/14786419.2014.926354]

Cannabinoid-free Cannabis sativa L. grown in the Po valley : evaluation of fatty acid profile, antioxidant capacity and metabolic content

G. Lesma;V. Gambaro;G. Roda;A. Silvani;V. Vece;G.L. Visconti
2014

Abstract

Within a project aimed to reintroduce non-drug hemp cultivars in the Italian Po valley, for fibre but also high added-value nutraceutical production, investigation on locally grown plants has been performed, in order to assess their oil and metabolic content. This study provides useful information regarding three different hemp cultivars, from two sites, in view of their potential industrial application. The oil was characterised by a high unsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio and by an almost perfect balance ofv-3 and v-6 fatty acids, as requested for healthy foods. The alcoholic extracts, for which a high content of amino acids and phenolic compounds has been highlighted, could provide dietary supplements to help in preventing oxidative stress. By investigating the Carmagnola cultivar, six known and four new lignanamides have been identified, confirming and assessing the general metabolic pattern in the seeds of these locally grown plants.
Cannabis sativa L.; fatty acid; total phenolic; lignanamides; cannabisin
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
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