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Al Jinan الجنان

Abstract

Halophytes are succulent native plants to the northern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They have therapeutic properties and can be potentially useful as a new source of bioactive compounds. Our study aims to investigate the chemical composition of the volatile fraction of Herb and Flowers of Mesembryanthemum forskahlei by the application of Gas Chromatography method. Our study showed that palmetic acid (420mg/ kg) and squaline (352,32mg/kg) are the main components in the herb. Furthermore, we identified that palmitic acid is the main component of the flower. Finally, Mesembryanthemum forskahlei herb has higher content of volatile compounds than the flower.

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