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|Research center of Embrapa/Collection:||Embrapa Agroindústria de Alimentos - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)|
|Type of Material:||Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)|
|Authors:||CARVALHO, L. M. J. de|
GOMES, P. B.
GODOY, R. L. de O.
MONTE, P. H. F. do
CARVALHO, J. L. V. de
NUTTI, M. R.
NEVES, A. C. L.
VIEIRA, A. C. R. A.
RAMOS, S. R. R.
|Additional Information:||LUCIA MARIA JAEGER DE CARVALHO, UFRJ; PATRICIA BARROS GOMES, UFRJ; RONOEL LUIZ DE OLIVEIRA GODOY, CTAA; SIDNEY PACHECO, CTAA; PEDRO HENRIQUE FERNANDES DO MONTE, UFRJ; JOSE LUIZ VIANA DE CARVALHO, CTAA; MARILIA REGINI NUTTI, CTAA; ANA CRISTINA LIMA NEVES, UFRJ; ANA CAROLINA RODRIGUES ALVES VIEIRA, UFRJ; SEMIRAMIS RABELO RAMALHO RAMOS, CPATC.|
|Title:||Total carotenoid content, a-carotene and b-carotene, of landrace pumpkins (Cucurbita moschata Duch): a preliminary study.|
|Publisher:||Food Research International, v. 47, n. 2, p. 337-340, Jul. 2012.|
|Description:||Landrace pumpkins occur in nature and their potential as source of pro-vitamin A may be investigated in order to be used in conventional plant breeding or biofortification programs, aiming to increase the total carotenoids and b-carotene contents. The objective of the study was to determine the total carotenoid, a-carotene, b-carotene and its isomers and contents in two landrace samples (A and B) of raw pumpkins (Cucurbita moschata) to verify its seed production potential.High Performance Liquid Chromatography andUV/Visible spectrophotometrywere used to determine a-carotene, b-carotene and its isomers, and total carotenoid contents, respectively. All analyses were carried out in triplicate. The results showedmean total carotenoid contents of 404.98 in sample A, and 234.21 ug/g in sample B. The a-carotene contents varied from 67.06 to 72.99 ug/g in samples A and B, respectively. All E-b-carotene was the most abundant isomer found varying from 244.22 to 141.95 ug/g in samples A and B, respectively. The 9 and 13-Z-b-carotene isomers were still found in lowconcentrations in both analyzed landrace samples. The content of b-carotene inrawsampleAshowed to be promising for the production of seeds for cultivation and consumption.|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CTAA)|