Journal article

A Comparative Investigation on Phenolic Composition, Characterization and Antioxidant Potentials of Five Different Australian Grown Pear Varieties

Zening Wang, Colin J Barrow, Frank R Dunshea, Hafiz AR Suleria

ANTIOXIDANTS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Pear (Pyrus communis L.) is widely spread throughout the temperate regions of the world, such as China, America and Australia. This fruit is popular among consumers due to its excellent taste and perceived health benefits. Various bioactive compounds, which contribute to these health benefits, have been detected in the pear fruits, including a range of phenolic compounds. Five Australian grown pear varieties, which include Packham's Triumph, Josephine de Malines, Beurre Bosc, Winter Nelis and Rico were selected for this study to examine the phenolic compounds in pears. Beurre Bosc exhibited the highest total polyphenol content (TPC) (3.14 ± 0.02 mg GAE/g), total tannin content (TTC) (1.43 ± ..

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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.