PHENOLIC PHYTOCHEMICAL ANTIOXIDANTS IN BERRIES

C. Serrano, M.B. Sousa , M.J. Trigo, R. Bronze
The consumption of berries in Portugal has gradually increased due to the high content on phenolic compounds (PC). These PC, mainly flavonoids, phenolic acids, and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives are implied in the good functioning of the human organism.
There are few studies referring to the phytochemical properties of berries cultivated in Portugal. The PC present of different species of blueberry ‘Jubilee’, blackberry ‘Arapaho’, raspberry ‘Polka’ and strawberry ‘Camarosa’ in some cultivars harvested from the southern of Portugal in Odemira region were assayed for antioxidant activity, phenolic contents and HPLC profiles. The present study outlines that the blueberry and blackberry populations were the richest source of antioxidants, demonstrating its potential use as a nutritional and food additive.
Serrano, C., Sousa , M.B., Trigo, M.J. and Bronze, R. (2012). PHENOLIC PHYTOCHEMICAL ANTIOXIDANTS IN BERRIES . Acta Hortic. 926, 675-681
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.926.98
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.926.98
antioxidant capacity, anthocyanins, flavonoids, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry
English

Acta Horticulturae