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Quality, antioxidant activity and composition of Indian black teas.

Hafeeza, Khanum and Sheema, Faiza and Sulochanamma, G. and Borse, B. B. (2017) Quality, antioxidant activity and composition of Indian black teas. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54 (5). pp. 1266-1272. ISSN 0022-1155

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A comparative study was undertaken to determine the difference in quality, antioxidant activity, and mineral content of northern and southern Indian tea varieties. The results showed that the antioxidant activity, theaflavin and thearubigin content, color particle size and total soluble solids influence the tea leaf and tea dust. Assam leaf showed higher values for all the physicochemical properties followed by Darjeeling leaf. In addition, the mineral composition of the tea infusion was also influenced. The preparation method, including the amounts of tea and water used, infusion time was shown to be a major determinant of the component concentrations of tea beverages as consumed. An illustration of the variation introduced by these varieties of tea is provided by comparing solids, caffeine, minerals and antioxidant activity of black teas available locally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total polyphenols � Theaflavins � Thearubigins � Antioxidant activity � Caffeine � Mineral content
Subjects: 600 Technology > 07 Beverage Technology > 08 Tea
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 32 Antioxidants
Divisions: Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 04:42
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 04:42
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/13281

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