BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Oxalic acid improves asparagus quality at the end of a 12 days storage period

Oxalic acid improves asparagus quality at the end of a 12 days storage period

Antonio Barberis et al., Postharvest Biology and Technology

The effect of oxalic acid (OA) treatment on visual properties and bioactive compounds of two green and one purple cultivars of fresh asparagus was investigated during twelve storage days at 5°C.

Cold storage and OA treatment positively affected the overall appearance of the investigated cultivars.

Cut-end dehydration increased, all along the storage period, in all cultivars but, the negative effect of the storage, clear on control samples, was mitigated by OA.

The most represented compounds in Grande and Vegalim cultivars were: quercetin rutinoside, feruloyl quinic acid and cumaroyl quinic acid.

Cyanidin glucosyl rutinoside, cyaniding rutinoside and peonidin rutinoside were identified in Purple Passion cultivar.

The bioactive compounds seemed to be affected by storage but not by OA treatment.

The sensor-biosensor system indicated that the antioxidant activity is negatively affected by storage but not by OA. The decrease of antioxidant activity coincided with the reduction of ascorbic acid levels in all the cultivars.



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Postharvest application of oxalic acid to preserve overall appearance and nutritional quality of fresh-cut green and purple asparagus during cold storage: a combined electrochemical and mass-spectrometry analysis approach
Antonio Barberis (a), Maria Cefola (b) Bernardo Pace (b), Emanuela Azara (c), Ylenia Spissu (a), Pier Andrea Serra (d), Antonio Francesco Logrieco (a, b), Guy D’hallewin (a), Angela Fadda (a)
a - Institute of the Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council, Traversa La Crucca, 3, 07100, Sassari, Italy
b - Institute of the Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council, URT c/o CS-DAT, Via M. Protano, 71121, Foggia, Italy
c - Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council, Traversa la Crucca, 3 Sassari, Italy
d - Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Sassari, V.le San Pietro 43/b, 07100, Sassari, Italy
Postharvest Biology and Technology Volume 148, February 2019, Pages 158-167

Picture, asparagus Vegalim by Limgroup