Fruit quality characteristics of organically grown strawberries

N. Turemis, E. Kafkas, M. Zarifikhosroshahi, B. Birgili, A. Burgut, H. Saygı, S. Kafkas
Strawberries are moderately amenable to organic production. Recently organically strawberry cultivation has become important due the having less residual pesticides compared the conventional fruits. In this study, it was aimed to identify and quantify individual sugars such as fructose, glucose and sucrose, carboxylic acids such as malic and citric acid and L-ascorbic acid using HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) techniques. Total anthocyanin and antioxidant capacity of organically cultivated 'Albion' and 'Benicia' strawberry fruits were also compared.
Turemis, N., Kafkas, E., Zarifikhosroshahi, M., Birgili, B., Burgut, A., Saygı, H. and Kafkas, S. 2017. Fruit quality characteristics of organically grown strawberries. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1164:519-526
organic growing, acids, HPLC, vitamin C, anthocyanin

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