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dc.contributor.advisorWoods, Floyd
dc.contributor.advisorDozier, W. Alfred, Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorEbel, Robert C.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorFoshee, Wheeleren_US
dc.contributor.advisorWeese, S. Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKao, Ming-Weien_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-09T21:15:43Z
dc.date.available2008-09-09T21:15:43Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/256
dc.description.abstractIncreased consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has been associated with reduction in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders. The protective effects are significantly related to the various antioxidants contained in them. Blackberry and kiwifruit contain significant concentrations of several antioxidants. In this study, the antioxidant profiles and physicochemical properties of Alabama grown blackberry and kiwifruit were determined. Results of physicochemical properties were related to the antioxidant capacities in fruit tissue. A high correlation was found between total phenolics content and Vitamin C equivalent antioxidant capacities (VCEAC) determined by the ABTS radical scavenging assay in blackberries. Chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, and ß-carotene content were highly correlated with VCEAC determined by the DPPH radical scavenging assay in kiwifruit. Cultivar differences in physicochemical properties and antioxidants were found among five cultivars of blackberries and five cultivars of kiwifruit. In general, the cultivars that were found to have the highest VCEAC and fruit quality indices in the present study are likely to be selected by consumers in the market place. Hence, they are the cultivars that offer the most potential for commercial production in Alabama.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHorticultureen_US
dc.titleA Comparative Study of Antioxidant and Physicochemical Properties of Blackberry and Kiwifruiten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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