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Accumulation of bioactive compounds during growth and development of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) rhizomes.

Policegoudra, R. S. and Kumar, Muthappa H Swaroop and Aradhya, S. M. (2007) Accumulation of bioactive compounds during growth and development of mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) rhizomes. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 55 (20). pp. 8105-11. ISSN 0021-8561

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Accumulation of bioactive compounds and storage components during developmental stages of mango ginger ( Curcuma amada Roxb.) rhizome was investigated from 60 to 240 days, as a function of physiological maturity. Four distinct developmental phases were defined, namely, vegetative phase (up to 60 days from planting), initiation and development phase (60-150 days), maturation phase (150-180 days), and senescence phase (180 days). Difurocumenonol, a bioactive terpenoid compound and phenolics were identified as biomarkers, to determine the optimum physiological maturity to harvest mango ginger rhizome. Accumulation of phenolics was observed in newly initiated rhizomes (after 60 days from planting). The phenolic content was high in mango ginger pulp compared to its juice. Newly initiated rhizome contained no difurocumenonol, and it was observed after 120 days after planting. Peak accumulation of phenolics, difurocumenonol, and total protein were noticed in 180 day old rhizome. Accordingly, the abundance of these components on 180 days was set as an optimum maturity standard for harvest of mango ginger rhizome, compared with a conventional harvest period that ranges from 200 to 240 days.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant activity; bioactive compounds; Curcuma amada Roxb.; difurocumenonol; development; mango ginger; maturity; phenolics; proteins; rhizome
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 32 Antioxidants
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008 11:28
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 06:24
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1843

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