Preliminary phytochemical screening of Zygophyllum fabago

  • R. A. Abdel-Hamid Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Zh. A. Abilov Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • N. A. Sultanova Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Sh. B. Saitjanova Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • N. G. Gemedzhieva Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction, Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences


The amino acid profiles and fatty acid composition of Zygophyllum fabago were studied to evaluate the nutritional value of this species. The most abundant essential amino acid and non-essential amino acid were leucine (4.75 µg/g) and glutamate (23.42 µg/g), respectively. Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, was the major component in Zygophyllum fabago (77.1% of total fatty acids), and the second highest component of fatty acids was linoleic acid (12.8%). The amount of MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acid) and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid) was 78.0% and 13.1% of the total fatty acid content, respectively.


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How to Cite
ABDEL-HAMID, R. A. et al. Preliminary phytochemical screening of Zygophyllum fabago. International Journal of Biology and Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 60-64, dec. 2013. ISSN 2409-370X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2019.


Zygophyllum fabago; amino acids; fatty acid; phytochemical screening