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Antioxidant potency of white (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) and Chinese (Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis Lour.) cabbage: The influence of development stage, cultivar choice and seed selection

Šamec, Dunja; Piljac-Žegarac, Jasenka; Bogović, Mara; Habjanič, Ksenija; Grúz, Jiří (2011) Antioxidant potency of white (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) and Chinese (Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis Lour.) cabbage: The influence of development stage, cultivar choice and seed selection. Scientia Horticulturae, 128 (2). pp. 78-83. ISSN 0304-4238

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Abstract

The accumulation of total phenols (TP, Folin-Ciocalteu method) and total flavonoids (TF, colorimetric assay with AlCl3) and the evolution of antioxidant capacity (FRAP assay, DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging assays) have been monitored in juices of Croatian white cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)cultivars Varaˇzdinski and Ogulinski, as well as Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa var. pekinensis), at various developmental stages. Measurements were performed every four weeks, starting from planting to full maturity, throughout the course of eight months. In the first 8–12 weeks, the TP and TF contents as well as antioxidant capacity increased significantly in all analyzed juice samples and in most even doubled. This rapid increase was followed by a gradual decrease in values derived from all assays, over the course of 12–30 weeks, to the final values which were in all cases lower than the values measured at week 4.The results also point to significant variability in TP and TF contents and antioxidant capacity at the fully mature stage between white and Chinese cabbage juices and between juices extracted from cultivars Ogulinski and Varaˇzdinski.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antimicrobial activity; antioxidant capacity; Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata; Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis Lour.; cabbage; phytochemicals
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Mathematics
BIOTECHNICAL SCIENCES > Agronomy > Vegetable Growing
BIOTECHNICAL SCIENCES > Food Technology > Food Chemistry
Divisions: Division of Molecular Biology
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Molekularna regulacija biljnog razvitka[200002] Branka Salopek-Sondi098-0982913-2829MZOS
Probiotici, prebiotici i funkcionalne starter kulture[40116] Jagoda Šušković058-0581990-2007MZOS
Depositing User: Dunja Šamec
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 13:05
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 13:05
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/1799
DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2011.01.009

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