The percentage of lipids is the second largest component of the proximate composition in terms of quantity in the Buriti pulp analyzed and represents all substances soluble in organic solvent, including oils and fats, carotenoids, chlorophyll and other pigments, in addition to sterols, phosphatides
, liposoluble vitamins among others (IAL, 2008).
Along with it, the disorder in a metabolism of fat acid can be caused by the nonspecific early inhibition to include fat acid in erythrocyte phosphatides
occidentalis seed oil contains phosphatides
(hydratable and nonhydratable) as one of the soluble materials, hydratable one can be removed with 2-3% hot water while the non-hydratable ones are removed with addition of phosphoric or citric acid (Lusas, 2002; Gunstone and Norris, 1983).
Also zinc is part of some enzymes structure, such as: Alkaline Phosphatase, phosphatides
lipase, Carboxypeptidase, RNA polymerase, Dehydrogenase and Aldolase (Pandy et al, 2002).
The minor components include mono and diacylglycerols, free fatty acids, phosphatides
, sterols, fatty alcohols, fat- soluble vitamins, and other substances .
Crude oil, when extracted from vegetable, animal tissues and other sources are found to contain a number of impurities like free fatty acids, phosphatides
, metal ions, waxes, oxidation products, colour bodies, which should be removed from the oil to make it suitable for human consumption and bio-fuel production.
Chromatographic separation, identification and analysis of phosphatides
It is also essential component of nucleic acids, phosphatides
, phospholipids, chromosomes, coenzymes, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and adenosine tri phosphate (Ahmad and Rashid, 2003).
Synapse formation is enhanced by oral administration of uridine and DHA, the circulating precursors of brain phosphatides