Abstract Title:

Phenolic composition, antioxidant capacity and physical characterization of ten blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) cultivars, their juices, and the inhibition of type 2 diabetes and inflammation biochemical markers.

Abstract Source:

Food Chem. 2021 Apr 20 ;359:129889. Epub 2021 Apr 20. PMID: 33934030

Abstract Author(s):

Rebecca Kowalski, Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia

Article Affiliation:

Rebecca Kowalski


The objective was to analyze the phenolic composition, antioxidant capacity, and physical characteristics of 10 blackcurrant cultivars, their juices, and the enzymatic inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase-IV,α-amylase, α-glucosidase, nitric oxide synthase, and cyclooxygenase-2. Fruit masses ranged from 0.47 to 1.22 g and diameters from 7.42 to 14.42 mm. For the juices, pH ranged from 2.80 to 2.96, soluble solids from 11.33% to 17.5%, total acidity from 3.17 to 4.26 g/100 mL, and viscosity from 1.28 to 273.83 mPa·s. Total anthocyanins (TA) ranged from 1.81 to 5.48 mg eq cyanidin 3-O-glucoside/100 g, total polyphenols (TP) from 7.67 to 39.70 mg eq gallic acid/100 g, total condensed tannins from 3.24 to 7.76 g eq catechin/100 g, and antioxidant capacity from 219.24 to 499.26 μmol eq Trolox/100 g. Juices of the cultivars Coronet and Consort contained the highest levels of TA, TP, and antioxidants. Whistler cultivar contained high concentrations of major anthocyanins. Juices from all cultivars favorably inhibited the activities of enzymes used as surrogate biochemical markersfor T2 diabetes and inflammation.

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