ELDERBERRY (SAMBUCUS NIGRA) CULTIVATION IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC AND IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF ANTHOCYANINS

J. Fejer, I. Salamon, D. Grulova, S. Michalek, M. Zvalova
This paper deals with the chemical characterization of anthocyanins in elderberry cultivar ‘Haschberg’ grown in the Slovak Republic. Crude and purified extracts were analyzed. The impact of lyophilization on the qualitative profile was also studied. The anthocyanin profile of elderberry harvested from the private company, ZAGRO s.r.o. Michalovce (Eastern Slovakia), was investigated using liquid chromatography on reverse phase coupling atmospheric pressure ionization with ion-trap and time-of-flight (LC/MS-IT-TOF). Our results show that the anthocyanin extraction method can have an important impact on its degradation. Purified extracts showed high amount of anthocyanins. Seven different anthocyanins were identified in extracts before and after freeze-drying.
Fejer, J., Salamon, I., Grulova, D., Michalek, S. and Zvalova, M. (2015). ELDERBERRY (SAMBUCUS NIGRA) CULTIVATION IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC AND IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF ANTHOCYANINS. Acta Hortic. 1061, 253-258
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1061.28
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1061.28
chemical composition, Haschberg, extracts, lyophilization, LC/MS-IT-TOF, pigments
English

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