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Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2018; 52(4s):s96-s101
Research Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.52.4s.82

Antioxidant Capacity and Bioactive Contents of Mulberry Species from Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey

Authors and affiliation (s):

Muttalip Gundogdu1, Murat Tunçtürk2*, Selma Berk3, Nazım Şekeroğlu4, Sevgi Gezici5

1 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, TURKEY.

2 Field Crops Department, Yuzuncu Yıl University, Agricultural Faculty, Van, TURKEY.

3 Department of Plant and Animal Production, Mudurnu Sureyya Astarcı Vocational school, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, TURKEY.

4Department of Food Engineering, Kilis 7 Aralık University, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Kilis, TURKEY.

5Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kilis 7 Aralık University, Science and Art Faculty, Kilis, TURKEY.


In this study, we aimed to determine biochemical contents of white (Morus alba L.) and black (Morus nigra L.) mulberry genotypes grown in the Hakkari region. At the end of the study, organic acids, phenolic compounds, sugars, vitamin C and antioxidant capacities of mulberry species were determined. Black mulberry genotypes were found to contain higher antioxidant capacity than white mulberry genotypes. The highest antioxidant capacity was detected in the 30YK03 (25.55 μmolTE/g) black mulberry genotype. While phenolic compounds varied in mulberry species, especially gallic acid (57.78 mg/100g), chlorogenic acid (53.13 mg/100g), and rutin (37.77 mg/100g) had the highest values. Malic acid was found to be higher than other organic acids and was found to be 13.51 g/100g in the highest 30HK03 genotype. Although sugar contents varied in mulberry species, glucose was determined higher than fructose and sucrose in mulberries.

Key words: Mulberry, Phenolic compounds, Organic acids, Sugars.



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