Antioxidant properties, phenolic and mineral composition of germinated chia, golden flax, evening primrose, phacelia and fenugreek
Paulina Pająk , Robert Socha , Joanna Broniek , Karolina Królikowska , Teresa Fortuna
AbstractSeeds and sprouts are of considerable interest due to their numerous pro-health benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of germination on the mineral composition (performed by flame absorption atomic spectroscopy), total phenolic content, antioxidant activity, as well as phenolic profiles (before and after alkaline hydrolysis by high-performance liquid chromatography) of chia, golden flax, evening primrose, phacelia and fenugreek seeds. Generally, significant (p < 0.05) changes in the individual minerals composition of the seeds, improvement of their antioxidant properties, as well as increase in levels of individual phenolic compounds was found after seeds germination. Alkaline hydrolysis allowed to release free forms of phenolics and to confirm (chromatographically) their significantly higher amounts when compared to the nonhydrolyzed fraction. Gallic, protocatechuic, caffeic, p-coumaric, ferulic and sinapic acids, as well as quercetin and kaempferol were identified in analyzed seeds and sprouts. Sprouts exhibited better nutritional values than their un-germinated forms.
|Journal series||Food Chemistry, ISSN 0308-8146, e-ISSN 1873-7072, (N/A 200 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Seeds, Sprouts, Minerals, Antioxidant activity, Phenolics, Alkaline hydrolysis, HPLC|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||= 6; : 2018 = 2.17; : 2018 = 5.399 (2) - 2018=5.488 (5)|
|Finansowanie||This Research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland|
|Udział procentowy||Paulina Pająk: 68%, Robert Socha 25%, Karolina Królikowska 5%, Teresa Fortuna 2%|
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