Bioactive compounds content and total antioxidant activity of two savoy cabbages
M.A. Fernández-León, M. Lozano, D. González, M.C. Ayuso, M.F. Fernández-Leónhttps://doi.org/10.17221/76/2014-CJFSCitation:Fernández-León M.A., Lozano M., González D., Ayuso M.C., Fernández-León M.F. (2014): Bioactive compounds content and total antioxidant activity of two savoy cabbages. Czech J. Food Sci., 32: 549-554.
The bioactive compounds, as well as the in vitro antioxidant activity of two Savoy cabbage cultivars, Dama and Leticia, grown in west of Spain under similar conditions were identified, quantified and compared. We found that cv. Dama presented in general betters results when compared with cv. Leticia. Cv. Dama presented higher concentrations of chlorophyll a (2.26 mg/100 g fresh weight), total phenolic content (102.71 mg of chlorogenic acid equivalent/100 g fresh weight) and total intact glucosinolates (195.22 µmol of sinigrin equivalent/100 g fresh weight). Thus, cv. Dama exhibited higher values of in vitro antioxidant activity.Keywords:
Brassica oleracea L. convar. capitata var. sabauda; carotenoids; chlorophylls; glucosinolates; phenolic compounds; vitamin C