Characteristics of Seed Oils from Four Blackberries Varieties (Rubus L.)
The content and composition of fatty acids in the seed oil from 4 blackberry varieties were compared in this paper to provide further guidelines for use of blackberry seeds. Blackberry seed oil contains rich α-linolenic and linoleic acid making it an excellent dietary source of 18:3n-3 and essential fatty acids. The oil is a good dietary source of natural antioxidants for health promotion and disease prevention. The presence of n-3 fatty acid and antioxidants also suggests potential value-added utilization of blackberry seeds for preparing functional foods or supplemental products.
L. Fang et al., "Characteristics of Seed Oils from Four Blackberries Varieties (Rubus L.)", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 140, pp. 273-277, 2012