Journal Series No. 2264 of the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station.
Amino acid and fatty acid composition of cane molasses†
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
Copyright © 1979 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 429–432, April 1979
How to Cite
Mee, J. M. L., Brooks, C. C. and Stanley, R. W. (1979), Amino acid and fatty acid composition of cane molasses. J. Sci. Food Agric., 30: 429–432. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.2740300413
- Issue published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 27 JUN 1978
Cane molasses contain both protein and non-protein amino acids and fatty acids. Gas chromatographic evidence is presented for aspartic and glutamic acids and alanine, being the major acids out of the 18 protein amino acids determined. Two unidentified N-containing free acids, eluting faster than alanine and other protein amino acids on EGA column, are of particular interest. Linoleic (C18:2) is by far the most important fatty acid found. Other major fatty acids are palmitic (C16:0), oleic (C18:1) and arachidic (C20:0).