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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Carotenoid composition and vitamin A value of Brazilian loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl)|
|Abstract:||Six sample lots of loquat commercialized in Campinas, Brazil were analyzed for their carotenoid composition beta-carotene (7.8 mu g/g), zeta-carotene (0.1 mu g/g), neurosporene (1.1 mu g/g), beta-cryptoxanthin (4.8 mu g/g), 5,6-monoepoxy-beta-cryptoxanthin (0.6 mu g/g), violaxanthin (1.6 mu g/g), neoxanthin (0.8 mu g/g) and auroxanthin (0.9 mu g/g) were identified beta-Carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin were the principal pigments, being responsible for 44% and 27%, respectively, of the total carotenoid content (17.6 mu g/g). Both were also the principal contributors to the vitamin A value of 175 RE/100g. The carotenoid composition of the Brazilian loquat resembles that of the Japanese loquat variety Tanaka.|
|Editor:||Archivos Latinoamericanos Nutricion|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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