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Environmental and genetic variation of phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity in raspberry

Aezam Rezaee Kivi, Nasrin Sartipnia

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Int. J. Biosci.3(10), 153-159, October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.10.153-159


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Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) is an economically important berry crop that contains numerous phenolic compounds with potential health benefits. It is known that the content of phenolics is affected by processing factors, but limited information is available on the influence of cultural factors or genotype. To carify this issue, phenolic compounds were analysed from a diverse range of raspberry species grown in North and Northwest of Iran. The content of phenolic compounds varied widely and significantly between species. The content of the total phenolics ranged in the raspberries collected in Heiran from 519.5 in R. caesius to 916.5 mg GAE/100gFW in R.hyrcanus. In the raspberries collected in Arasbaran, the R. caesius species had the lowest content and R. hyrcanus, 195.25 and 307.25 mg Q/100g FW. In the species collected in Heiran, the amount of antioxidant capacity was higher than Arasbaran. In addition, environment had a significant effect on the contents of phenolics, flavonoid and antioxidant capacity. Thus, breeding material should be evaluated for their potential health benefits over several regions in northern raspberry breeding.


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