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Table 2 Relative percentage composition (%) of fatty acids detected in white and black sesame seed varieties collected from three different districts (Metema, West Armachiho and Amuru) in Ethiopia

From: Fatty acid composition, total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of white and black sesame seed varieties from different localities of Ethiopia

Fatty acid Fatty acid composition (%) (mean ± standard deviation; n = 2)  
Metema white seed Metema black seed West Armachiho white seed West Armachiho black seed Amuru white seed Amuru black seed Means of the average
Palmitoleic acid 0.087 ± 0.01 0.115 ± 0.01 0.098 ± 0.01 0.109 ± 0.008 0.08 ± 0.009 0.117 ± 0.019 0.101
Palmitic acid 9.87 ± 0.58 10.91 ± 0.44 10.8 ± 0.67 10.98 ± 0.78 9.345 ± 0.88 11.18 ± 0.49 10.64
Margaric acid 0.035 ± 0.003 0.032 ± 0.004 0.036 ± 0.006 0.028 ± 0.004 0.03 ± 0.004 0.027 ± 0.003 0.031
Linoleic acid 44.31 ± 1.77 42.5 ± 2.99 43.7 ± 2.11 43.3 ± 2.96 43.9 ± 3.19 44.0 ± 3.10 43.6
Oleic acid 37.85 ± 2.27 38.88 ± 3.94 37.98 ± 4.01 38.18 ± 3.11 38.95 ± 3.35 37.19 ± 2.24 38.2
Cis-vaccenic acid 0.778 ± 0.09 0.936 ± 0.087 0.811 ± 0.076 0.906 ± 0.089 0.78 ± 0.071 0.957 ± 0.073 0.861
Stearic acid 6.335 ± 0.55 6.022 ± 0.05 6.523 ± 0.074 5.78 ± 0.43 6.238 ± 0.51 5.823 ± 0.44 6.12
Arachidic acid 0.627 ± 0.069 0.595 ± 0.06 0.634 ± 0.068 0.588 ± 0.061 0.59 ± 0.061 0.596 ± 0.039 0.605
Behenic acid 0.092 ± 0.085 0.093 ± 0.01 0.083 ± 0.009 0.094 ± 0.012 0.091