Polyphenols have been recognized to have an important role in the prevention of various illness associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. They are among the most abundant micronutrient in the human diet, mainly in the Mediterranean one, being fruits and vegetables the main source of such nutrients. Polyphenol concentrations in plant organs vary according to species and numerous genetic and environmental factors. South Italy is a large source of fruit biodiversity in which to look for polyphenols rich plant varieties. In this view the distribution of polyphenols and other metabolites have been determined in fruits of about forty landraces of sweet cherry germoplasm cultivated in the "CRAA-Azienda Agricola sperimentale Improsta" of Campania Region. The landraces differed for their polyphenol contents and distribution patterns. Such data, togheter with their sugar and free aminoacid contents, also allowed to improve their overall characterization. Financial support was obtained by "Regione Campania - Italy, PSR 2007/2013, Misura 214, Azione f2, progetto Agrigenet".

POLYPHENOLS DISTRIBUTION IN FRUIT OF SWEET CHERRY LANDRACES OF CAMPANIA REGION (ITALY).

WOODROW, Pasqualina;CARILLO, Petronia;FUGGI, Amodio
2013

Abstract

Polyphenols have been recognized to have an important role in the prevention of various illness associated with oxidative stress, such as cancer and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. They are among the most abundant micronutrient in the human diet, mainly in the Mediterranean one, being fruits and vegetables the main source of such nutrients. Polyphenol concentrations in plant organs vary according to species and numerous genetic and environmental factors. South Italy is a large source of fruit biodiversity in which to look for polyphenols rich plant varieties. In this view the distribution of polyphenols and other metabolites have been determined in fruits of about forty landraces of sweet cherry germoplasm cultivated in the "CRAA-Azienda Agricola sperimentale Improsta" of Campania Region. The landraces differed for their polyphenol contents and distribution patterns. Such data, togheter with their sugar and free aminoacid contents, also allowed to improve their overall characterization. Financial support was obtained by "Regione Campania - Italy, PSR 2007/2013, Misura 214, Azione f2, progetto Agrigenet".
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