The antioxidant activity of seven apple varieties was determined on fresh fruits and processed products (driedfruits and purees) and during storage. The antioxidant activity of apples correlated with the total phenolconcentration but not with ascorbic acid concentration. Apple derivatives showed a lower antioxidantactivity than the counterparts of the fresh fruits and the occurrence of browning phenomena duringprocessing resulted in lower antioxidant activity. Dried fruits showed higher antioxidant activity per gram ofdried matter than fruit purees probably because of the lower total thermal effect of processing. Theantioxidant activity of all products increased within the first month of storage, and then declined. The extentof early increase was related to the polyphenol content of the fruit. Packaging conditions further influencedthe antioxidant activity increase during storage possibly by affecting the oxygen availability.[...]

Influence of processing and storage on the antioxidant activity of apple derivatives

SACCHETTI, Giampiero;MASTROCOLA, Dino;
2008-01-01

Abstract

The antioxidant activity of seven apple varieties was determined on fresh fruits and processed products (driedfruits and purees) and during storage. The antioxidant activity of apples correlated with the total phenolconcentration but not with ascorbic acid concentration. Apple derivatives showed a lower antioxidantactivity than the counterparts of the fresh fruits and the occurrence of browning phenomena duringprocessing resulted in lower antioxidant activity. Dried fruits showed higher antioxidant activity per gram ofdried matter than fruit purees probably because of the lower total thermal effect of processing. Theantioxidant activity of all products increased within the first month of storage, and then declined. The extentof early increase was related to the polyphenol content of the fruit. Packaging conditions further influencedthe antioxidant activity increase during storage possibly by affecting the oxygen availability.[...]
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