Comparison of vitamin C and β-Carotene in cruciferous vegetables grown in diversified ecological conditions

Joanna Kapusta-Duch , Teresa Leszczyńska


The aim of this study was to compare vitamin C and β-carotene contents in cruciferous vegetables (Brassica oleracea) grown under diversified ecological conditions for three consecutive years. The hypothesis to be verified was that statistically, vitamin C and β-carotene contents in cruciferous vegetables from the closest areas around a steelworks, organic farms, and randomly purchased in retail differed significantly, independent of the climate and agro-technical conditions. The study was done on three species of cruciferous vegetables: ‘Stone head’ white cabbage, ‘Langedijker’ red cabbage, and ‘Dolores F1’ Brussels sprouts. All these species of cruciferous vegetables were characterized by significantly higher vitamin C and β-carotene contents (Brussels sprouts) when grown on organic farms vis-à-vis vegetables grown around a steelworks or available in retail in Kraków, which may be evidence of efficient organic growing technology, and may indicate another way to improve the quality of food.
Author Joanna Kapusta-Duch (FoFT / DoHN)
Joanna Kapusta-Duch,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Teresa Leszczyńska (FoFT / DoHN)
Teresa Leszczyńska,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
Journal seriesPolish Journal of Environmental Studies, ISSN 1230-1485, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishbioactive compounds, conventional farming, organic farming, red head cabbage, white head cabbage, Brussels sprouts
Internal identifierWTŻ/2013/19
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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