The assessment of Australian canola oil for relationships between oxidative stability, trace elements and fatty acid profiles of selected cultivars

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Abstract

The growing of canola in Australia has become a major agricultural practice. The assessment of minor constituents in the canola oil and its quality parameters with regard to Australian canola varieties has not been researched in great depth. This study implements numerous analytical techniques to quantify and assess a sample set of 30 different Australian varieties collected from 14 growing locations across Southern NSW. During this work, an optimised method for the microwave digestion of samples for trace element analysis was developed. Analyses involved the use of Rancimat (oxidative stability), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) (trace elements) and Gas Chromatography (GC) (fatty acid profile) methods. Statistically significant relationships between oxidative stability, trace elements and fatty acid profile will be reported with respect to seed variety and growing location. These results form part of a larger project consisting of the method development and quantification of numerous minor components in canola oil providing baseline data for development of new canola lines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages5087-5087
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAustralasian Section of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AAOCS) Biennial Conference - Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 06 Nov 201308 Nov 2013
https://www.aocs.org/attend-meetings/archives/australasian-section-of-the-american-oil-chemists-society-(aaocs)-biennial-conference (Conference website)
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/5/12/5065 (Conference abstracts)

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ConferenceAustralasian Section of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AAOCS) Biennial Conference
Abbreviated titleFood vs Fuels
CountryAustralia
CityNewcastle
Period06/11/1308/11/13
OtherThe AAOCS (Australian Section of the American oil chemists’ society) is holding their biannual meeting at Noah’s on the Beach Newcastle Australia on the 6-8th of November. This year’s theme will be on the Food vs. Fuels debate. Plant oil production is currently almost entirely directed to human food uses. Yet these oils also represent the most prospective renewable resource for production of numerous industrial products, such as transportation fuels, industrial chemicals and polymers, which are currently derived from petroleum. A major challenge, and opportunity, is to dramatically increase global production of plant oils to not only meet increasing food demand for a burgeoning world population, but also to provide sufficient surplus to enable use as renewable industrial oils. This challenge is very important for the oilseed industry, and is the subject of the upcoming AAOCS meeting biennial meeting.
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Flakelar, C., Prenzler, P., Howitt, J., Doran, G., & Luckett, D. (2013). The assessment of Australian canola oil for relationships between oxidative stability, trace elements and fatty acid profiles of selected cultivars. 5087-5087. Poster session presented at Australasian Section of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AAOCS) Biennial Conference, Newcastle, Australia.