High total phenol content, antioxidant activity and mineral content in 'Sweetheart' cherry peel
Cherry is used for several processed products, resulting in a large volume of subproducts, mainly stones and peel. For evaluation of nutritional potential of some sub products, total phenol content (Folin-Ciocalteu reagent method), antioxidant activity (DPPH method), and calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus content (ICP-AES) were determined in 'Sweetheart' cherry peel. Results were compared with those of 'Tulameen' raspberry fruit cultivated in the same region. Raspberry is recognised to having a high level of antioxidants, minerals and fibre. Average concentrations of 2793.8 mg gallic acid equivalent kg-1, 3450.9 mg TE kg-1, (Ca) 317.7, (Mg) 267.5, (Na) 9.8, (K) 2196.2, and (P) 407.5 mg kg-1 were found in 'Sweetheart' cherry peel. Regarding raspberries, concentrations of 1411.8 mg gallic acid equivalent kg-1, 2709.5 mg TE kg-1, (Ca) 281.9, (Mg) 227.2, (Na) 1.3, (K) 1646.7, and (P) 76.7 mg kg-1 were found. All nutritional concentrations in peel were significantly higher than in the remaining fruit, showing its potential for nutrition complement production.
Resende, M., Paulo, L., Antunes, P. and Miguel-Pintado, C. (2017). High total phenol content, antioxidant activity and mineral content in 'Sweetheart' cherry peel. Acta Hortic. 1161, 673-676
cherry sub product, raspberry, minerals, total phenol, antioxidant activity