Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana berg) cultivated in subtropical zones of Georgia

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Davit Baratashvili
Maria Vanidze
Nino Kedelidze
Aleko Kalandia
Indira Djafaridze
Nino Lomtatidze
Irina Nakashidze
Maria Rachele Ceccarini
Tommaso Beccari

Keywords

feijoa, antioxidant activity, catechins, phenols, DPPH method, flavonoids

Abstract

Feijoa is one of the most interesting fruit cultures in Georgia. Feijoa is a cross-pollinated plant. Therefore, it produces huge variety from selectionist point of view. New forms differ not only in their structure but also in chemical composition. 10 samples of Feijoa were chosen from different regions of Georgia and their chemical characteristics were determined. Moreover, DPPH method was used for determining their antioxidant activity. Our investigation has revealed that out of ten samples four were the most interesting for their chemical properties such as the amount of total phenols, Flavonoids, Catechins and antioxidant activity.

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