Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of the Fruits of a Chinese Wild Passiflora foetida
AbstractThe aim of this work was to evaluate the main nutrients and their antioxidant properties of a Chinese wild edible fruit, Passiflora foetida, collected from the ecoregion of Hainan province, China. The analytical results revealed that P. foetida fruits were rich in amino acids (1097 mg/100 g in total), minerals (595.75 mg/100 g in total), and unsaturated fatty acids (74.18 g/100 g in total fat). The lyophilized powder of edible portion contained the higher polyphenols content than the inedible portion powder. The UPLC-Q-TOF-MSE analysis of the extractable and non-extractable phenolics indicated the presence of 65 compounds including 39 free phenolics, 14 insoluble-glycoside-phenolics, and 22 insoluble-ester-phenolics. In addition, the non-extractable phenolics obtained by alkali hydrolysis showed significant antioxidant activities by/through DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging. These findings of P. foetida fruits, for the first time, suggest that these polyphenol-rich fruits may have potential nutraceutical efficacies. View Full-Text
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Song, Y.; Wei, X.-Q.; Li, M.-Y.; Duan, X.-W.; Sun, Y.-M.; Yang, R.-L.; Su, X.-D.; Huang, R.-M.; Wang, H. Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of the Fruits of a Chinese Wild Passiflora foetida. Molecules 2018, 23, 459.
Song Y, Wei X-Q, Li M-Y, Duan X-W, Sun Y-M, Yang R-L, Su X-D, Huang R-M, Wang H. Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of the Fruits of a Chinese Wild Passiflora foetida. Molecules. 2018; 23(2):459.Chicago/Turabian Style
Song, Ya; Wei, Xiao-Qun; Li, Mei-Ying; Duan, Xue-Wu; Sun, Yuan-Ming; Yang, Rui-Li; Su, Xiang-Dong; Huang, Ri-Ming; Wang, Hong. 2018. "Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of the Fruits of a Chinese Wild Passiflora foetida." Molecules 23, no. 2: 459.
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