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Title: Oil/Fats and Therapeutics
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Oil/Fats- The scientists at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, attempted to extract oil from watermelon seeds with and ,without hulls using hydraulic press. Highest yield of 85.8% of the available oil was obtained when the melon seed was pressed with hulls at a pressure of 30 mPa at temperature of 120°C having 10% moisture content.

Therapeutics- Resveratrol (3 ,4', 5- trihydroxystilbene) is reported to give protection against atherosclerosis, inhibits copper ion-induced and azo compound-initiated oxidative modification of human LDL and has cancer chemopreventive potential.
Page(s): 145-148
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.2(3) [May-June 2003]

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