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dc.creatorAlfaro Solís, Jose David
dc.creatorMontoya Arroyo, Alexander
dc.creatorJiménez García, Víctor
dc.creatorArnáez Serrano, Elizabeth
dc.creatorPérez Chávez, Jason
dc.creatorVetter, Walter
dc.creatorFrank, Jan
dc.creatorLewandowski, Iris
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T19:05:22Z
dc.date.available2021-01-26T19:05:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10457-020-00511-8
dc.identifier.issn0167-4366
dc.identifier.issn1572-9680
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/82601
dc.description.abstractDue to increased global demand for vegetable oils, diversification of the supply chain with sustainable sources is necessary. Acrocomia aculeata has recently gained attention as a multi-purpose, sustainable crop for oil production. However, the information necessary for effective selection of promising varieties for agricultural production is lacking. The aim of this study was to assess variability in fruit morphology and oil composition of individual Acrocomia aculeata plants growing wild in different climatic regions of Costa Rica. Fruits at the same ripening stage were collected at three locations, and biometric features, oil content, fatty acid composition of oils from kernels and pulp, as well as fiber composition of husks were determined. Biometric parameters showed high variability among the regions assessed. Moreover, oil content and relative proportions of unsaturated fatty acids were higher at the most tropical location, whereas lauric acid content was lowest under these conditions, indicating a potential environmental effect on oil composition. Pulp oil content correlated positively with annual precipitation and relative humidity, but no clear relation to temperature was observed. The oil chemical composition was similar to that reported for Elaeis guineensis, suggesting that Acrocomia aculeata from Costa Rica may be a suitable alternative for industrial applications currently based on African palm oil. Analysis of husks as a coproduct revealed the possibility of obtaining materials with high lignin and low water and ash contents that could be used as a solid bioenergy source. In conclusion, Acrocomia aculeata oil is a promising alternative for industrial applications currently based on African palm oil and byproducts of its oil production could find additional use as a renewable energy source.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceAgroforestry Systems, vol.94, pp.1913–1927es_ES
dc.subjectCoyol palmes_ES
dc.subjectMacauba palmes_ES
dc.subjectMultipurpose cropes_ES
dc.subjectFruit biometric parameterses_ES
dc.subjectVegetable oiles_ES
dc.subjectFatty acid compositiones_ES
dc.titleAcrocomia aculeata fruits from three regions in Costa Rica: an assessment of biometric parameters, oil content and oil fatty acid composition to evaluate industrial potentiales_ES
dc.typeartículo original
dc.date.updated2021-01-17T01:42:19Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10457-020-00511-8
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Agroalimentarias::Centro para Investigaciones en Granos y Semillas (CIGRAS)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Agroalimentarias::Instituto de Investigaciones Agrícolas (IIA)


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