Determination of total phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity in cherry species and cultivars


  • Pissard, A. , Lateur, M. , Baeten, V. , Magein, H. , Dupont, P. , Tabart, J. , Pincemail, J. & Kevers, C. (2016). Determination of total phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity in cherry species and cultivars. Journal of berry research, 6: (1), 81-91.
Type Journal Article
Year 2016
Title Determination of total phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity in cherry species and cultivars
Journal Journal of berry research
Label U15-1751-baeten-2016
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 81-91
Endnote Keywords Sweet cherries, sour cherries, antioxidant capacity, total phenolic compounds
Abstract BACKGROUND:Several studies have shown that cherries, especially sour cultivars, contain substantial amounts of phenolic compounds. OBJECTIVE:This study aims to (i) analyze the total phenolic compound (TPC) content and the antioxidant capacity (AC) of a large range of cultivars using the same methodology in one laboratory, and (ii) determine the possible relationship between agronomic characteristics and AC. METHODS:A total of 245 samples including sweet, sour and hybrid cultivars from our collections were harvested at their optimum maturity and characterized according to their TPC, DPPH and ORAC values. RESULTS:The TPC content and DPPH and ORAC values varied greatly among the cherries, with the sour cultivars presenting higher levels than the sweet ones. The PCA plot showed a slight grouping by species and confirmed the high TPC content level in sour cultivars. The bi-colored cultivars had lower TPC and antioxidant capacity (AC) values than dark-colored ones, indicating that coloration could give an indication of the AC of fruits. No significant relationship between the agronomic and chemical properties was highlighted. CONCLUSIONS:Cherry fruits, especially from sour cultivars, represent an important source of bioactive compounds and could attract new interest as a ‘functional food’.
Fichier Determination of total phenolic compound content and antioxidant activity in cherry species and cultivars
Lien http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JBR-150109
Authors Pissard, A. , Lateur, M. , Baeten, V. , Magein, H. , Dupont, P. , Tabart, J. , Pincemail, J. & Kevers, C.