Journal article

Screening and Characterization of Phenolic Compounds from Australian Grown Bananas and Their Antioxidant Capacity

Yasmeen M Bashmil, Akhtar Ali, Amrit Bk, Frank R Dunshea, Hafiz AR Suleria

ANTIOXIDANTS | MDPI | Published : 2021


Bananas are an essential source of staple food and fruit worldwide and are widely regarded as the world's largest fruit crop, with more than 100 million tons total annual production. Banana peel, a by-product that represents about 40% of the entire banana's weight, and pulp are rich in bioactive compounds and have a high antioxidant capacity. As the production of polyphenols in fruit and vegetables is highly dependent on environmental conditions, genetic factors, and the level of maturity, this study aims to characterize six Australian banana cultivars in various stages of ripening for their phenolic compounds using the liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization quadrupole time of flight ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Human Sciences and Design, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Additionally, this research was funded by the University of Melbourne under the McKenzie Fellowship Scheme (Grant No. UoM-18/21), the Faculty Research Initiative Funds and Richard WS Nicholas Agricultural Science Scholarship funded by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Melbourne, Australia.