Changes in phenolic compounds in Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruit during postharvest storage

Donglin Zhang, Peter C. Quantick, John M. Grigor

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Abstract

Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn. cv. Huaizhi) fruit were stored at ambient temperature (20-25°C) for up to 7 days and at 4°C for up to 35 days for separation, purification and identification of individual phenolic compounds and investigation of their changes during postharvest storage. Results indicate that flavan-3-ol monomers and dimers were major phenolic compounds representing about 87.0% of the phenolic compounds that declined with storage or browning. Cyanidin-3-glucoside was a major anthocyanin and represented 91.9% of anthocyanins. It also declined with storage or browning. Small amounts of malvidin-3-glucoside were also found. Therefore, the major substrates for enzymatic oxidation were apparently flavan-3-ol monomers and dimers and cyanidin-3-glucoside.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalPostharvest Biology and Technology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Litchi chinensis
Anthocyanins
glucosides
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cyanidin
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anthocyanins
malvidin
Temperature
ambient temperature
oxidation
flavan-3-ol
cyanidin 3-O-glucoside

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In: Postharvest Biology and Technology, Vol. 19, No. 2, 06.2000, p. 165-172.

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