Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity in apple fruits cultivar Florina
Nadezhda Petkova, Tatyana Bileva, Ekaterina Valcheva, Galya Dobrevska, Neli Grozeva, Mima Todorova, Vladislav Popov
Abstract: The consumption of different apple cultivars contributes to improved human health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apple fruit is a major source of phenolic compounds, dietary fibers (pectin and cellulose) and antioxidants. The current review demonstrates the nutritional potential of apple cultivar Florina and focused on the chemical composition and antioxidant potential of its fruits. Physicochemical characteristics such as moisture and ash content, phytochemical composition including sugar content, organic acids, phenolic acids (hydroxycinnamic acid), flavonols, dihydrochalcones, anthocyanins, mineral composition in apple cultivar Florina were summarized. Moreover, the present study evaluated the antioxidant potential of Florina apple fruits for healthy nutrition.
Keywords: antioxidant potential; apple cultivar; Florina; phenolic compounds; phytochemical compounds
Date published: 2019-12-29
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