Journal article

Screening of Phenolic Compounds in Australian Grown Berries by LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS and Determination of Their Antioxidant Potential

Vigasini Subbiah, Biming Zhong, Malik A Nawaz, Colin J Barrow, Frank R Dunshea, Hafiz AR Suleria

ANTIOXIDANTS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Berries are grown worldwide with the most consumed berries being blackberries (Rubus spp.), blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum), red raspberries (Rubus idaeus) and strawberries (Fragaria spp.). Berries are either consumed fresh, frozen, or processed into wines, juices, and jams. In recent times, researchers have focused their attention on berries due to their abundance in phenolic compounds. The current study aimed to evaluate the phenolic content and their antioxidant potential followed by characterization and quantification using LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS and HPLC-PDA. Blueberries were highest in TPC (2.93 ± 0.07 mg GAE/gf.w.) and TFC (70.31 ± 1.21 µg QE/gf.w.), whereas the blackberries had the hig..

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Grants

Awarded by University of Melbourne under the "McKenzie Fellowship Scheme"


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the University of Melbourne under the "McKenzie Fellowship Scheme" (Grant No. UoM-18/21), the "Richard WS Nicholas Agricultural Science Scholarship" and the "Faculty Research Initiative Funds" funded by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia and "The Alfred Deakin Research Fellowship" funded by Deakin University, Australia.