EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STORAGE TECHNIQUES ON THE ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, TOTAL PHENOLICS AND FLAVONOIDS OF ¿HAYWARD¿ KIWIFRUIT
Phenolic compounds are broadly distributed in the plant kingdom and are the most abundant secondary metabolites found in plants. These compounds have many favourable effects on human health such as the lowering of human low-density lipoprotein reduction of heart disease and cancer. In this study, the effects controlled atmosphere storage (CA, 2% O2/5% CO2), prestorage 1-MCP treatment and ethylene control during storage on the antioxidant capacity, flavonoids and total phenolic compounds content of Hayward kiwifruit were evaluated. Hayward kiwifruits were stored at 0°C for 6 months. The total flavonoid content remained quite constant during storage in all treatments, while total phenolics were better preserved in CA stored kiwifruits. A decrease in the total antioxidant activity was observed during storage in all treatments. The results showed that there is a significant correlation with total phenolic compounds content and antioxidant capacity.
Yildirim, I. and Bayir, A. (2013). EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STORAGE TECHNIQUES ON THE ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, TOTAL PHENOLICS AND FLAVONOIDS OF ¿HAYWARD¿ KIWIFRUIT. Acta Hortic. 1012, 807-813
kiwifruit, nutrients, cold storage, low oxygen, antioxidant capacity