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Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Activity of Sour Cherries From Serbia

Mitic, Milan N and Obradovic, Mirjana V and Kostic, Danijela A and Micic, Ruzica J and Pecev, Emilija T (2012) Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Activity of Sour Cherries From Serbia. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 18 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1451-9372 (FP7- 204756)

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the content of phenolics: the total phenols (TP), flavonoids (TF), anthocyanins (TA), as well as the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in three sour cherry cultivars (Prunus cerasus L.) introduced to the southeast Serbia climate conditions. Among the investigated sour cherries, „Oblačinska“ cultivar contained the highest amounts of all groups of phenolics, followed by „Cigančica“ > „Marela“. A significant difference were observed in the phenolic content among different cultivars and growing seasons (p  0.05), and the phenolic compounds were significantly higher in the growing season 2009. The examined cultivars possess a high antioxidant capacity, and all phenolics of highy correlation with TAC. The following compounds were identified and quantified using HPLC-DAD: 4 anthocyanins, the most abundant of which was cyanidin-3-glucoside in “Marela” and “Oblačinska”, and cyanidin-3-glucosylrutinoside in „Cigančica“, and 4 hydroxycinnamic acids, the most abundant of which was neochlorogenic acid in all sour cherry cultivars. The growing and ripening process on the tree of sour cherry cv. „Oblačinska“ was evaluated also. The results showed significant increases in total phenols during the ripening, the total anthocyanins and total antioxidant capacity and 4 quantified anthocyanins, however the neochlorogenic acid decreased during the ripening. The study indicated that the growing and climate conditions in southeast Serbia are convenient for introducing sour cherry cultivars.


sour cherries; phenolic composition; antioxidant capacity; anthocyanins; growing season; ripening
2 Name Subject(EU, Serbian Ministry of Education and Science)
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Serbian Ministry of Education and Science



Item Type: Article
FP7 Grant Agreement Number: 204756
FrameWork Programmes: SP4-Capacities
Scientific Areas: Research Potential
Contact Email Address: milanmitic83@yahoo.com
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 12:34
Access rights: Open access
Output type: Article
URI: http://eprints.kobson.nb.rs/id/eprint/42

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