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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2013 Vol.14 No.9 P.793-799


Fruit quality, anthocyanin and total phenolic contents, and antioxidant activities of 45 blueberry cultivars grown in Suwon, Korea

Author(s):  Jin Gook Kim, Hong Lim Kim, Su Jin Kim, Kyo-Sun Park

Affiliation(s):  Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Korea; more

Corresponding email(s):   jgkim119@gnu.ac.kr

Key Words:  Northern highbush blueberry, Half highbush blueberry, Functional food, Fruit quality

Jin Gook Kim, Hong Lim Kim, Su Jin Kim, Kyo-Sun Park. Fruit quality, anthocyanin and total phenolic contents, and antioxidant activities of 45 blueberry cultivars grown in Suwon, Korea[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2013, 14(9): 793-799.

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Blueberry fruits from 45 commercial cultivars (39 northern highbush and 6 half highbush blueberry) grown in Suwon, Korea were analyzed for fruit size, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, total anthocyanin content, total phenolic content, and antioxidant activity. Fruit characteristics varied widely among the 45 blueberry cultivars. Fruit weight ranged from 0.9 to 3.6 g, soluble solids content from 8.3 to 14.3 °Brix, and titratable acidity from 0.8% to 3.6%. Antioxidant activity ranged from 0.7 to 2.1 mg of quercetin equivalents per gram of fresh berries in different blueberry cultivars. Among the 45 blueberry cultivars, high amounts of anthocyanins and polyphenols, and high antioxidant activity were observed in ‘Elliott’, ‘Rubel’, ‘Rancocas’, and ‘Friendship’.

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