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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Storage At Low Temperature Differentially Affects The Colour And Carotenoid Composition Of Two Cultivars Of Banana.
Author: Facundo, Heliofabia Virginia De Vasconcelos
Gurak, Poliana Deyse
Mercadante, Adriana Zerlotti
Lajolo, Franco Maria
Cordenunsi, Beatriz Rosana
Abstract: Different storage conditions can induce changes in the colour and carotenoid profiles and levels in some fruits. The goal of this work was to evaluate the influence of low temperature storage on the colour and carotenoid synthesis in two banana cultivars: Prata and Nanicão. For this purpose, the carotenoids from the banana pulp were determined by HPLC-DAD-MS/MS, and the colour of the banana skin was determined by a colorimeter method. Ten carotenoids were identified, of which the major carotenoids were all-trans-lutein, all-trans-α-carotene and all-trans-β-carotene in both cultivars. The effect of the low temperatures was subjected to linear regression analysis. In cv. Prata, all-trans-α-carotene and all-trans-β-carotene were significantly affected by low temperature (p<0.01), with negative estimated values (β coefficients) indicating that during cold storage conditions, the concentrations of these carotenoids tended to decrease. In cv. Nanicão, no carotenoid was significantly affected by cold storage (p>0.05). The accumulation of carotenoids in this group may be because the metabolic pathways using these carotenoids were affected by storage at low temperatures. The colour of the fruits was not negatively affected by the low temperatures (p>0.05).
Subject: All-trans-α-carotene
Cielab Space
Statistic Multivariate
Citation: Food Chemistry. v. 170, p. 102-9, 2015-Mar.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.08.069
Date Issue: 2015
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