ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND TOTAL PHENOLIC CONTENT OF BERGAMOT (CITRUS BERGAMIA RISSO) FRUITS
Bergamot extract is used to obtain fragrant tea (Earl Grey) and also its rind is used to make some jams. Calcium citrate and citric acid can be obtained from bergamot juice. In the study, antioxidant and total phenolic content of bergamot juice were determined. Two methods, namely β-carotene bleaching and DPPH assay were used to determine total antioxidant capacity, while FolinCiocalteu reagent was used to determine total phenols. Results showed that bergamot had high total phenolic (80.06 µg GAE/mg DW) and also high total antioxidant capacity with β-carotene bleaching (60.12%) and with DPPH (180 mg/100 ml). The study demonstrates the nutritional potential of bergamot juice.
Sezai Ercisli, , Aydin Uzun, , Kadir Ugurtan Yilmaz, , Memnune Sengul, , Hilal Yildiz, and Onur Uysal, (2015). ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND TOTAL PHENOLIC CONTENT OF BERGAMOT (CITRUS BERGAMIA RISSO) FRUITS. Acta Hortic. 1065, 1471-1474
bergamot, bioactive capacity, citrus