Considering the health potential of lemon and berry fruits, different functional beverages rich in antioxidant phytochemicals, which demonstrated beneficial effects, were developed. To fulfill this objective, lemon juice was combined with 2 different concentrates, elderberry and grape, in a proportion of 5% (w/v). Bioactive composition (flavonoids and vitamin C) and color stability, as well as the antioxidant capacity of mixtures, during a period of 56 d of storage, were studied. A protective role of anthocyanins on ascorbic acid preservation was noted for both lemon-berry blends, keeping vitamin C stable until the end of the storage. In addition, the new drink combining lemon and elderberry performed better than the grape-lemon mixture in terms of health-promoting phytochemicals content, just as in vitro antioxidant capacity and color characteristics. © 2012 Institute of Food Technologists ®.

New Beverages of Lemon Juice with Elderberry and Grape Concentrates as a Source of Bioactive Compounds / González-Molina, Elena; Gironés-Vilaplana, Amadeo; Mena, Pedro; Moreno, Diego A.; García-Viguera, Cristina. - In: JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE. - ISSN 0022-1147. - 77:6(2012), pp. C727-C733. [10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02715.x]

New Beverages of Lemon Juice with Elderberry and Grape Concentrates as a Source of Bioactive Compounds

MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel;
2012

Abstract

Considering the health potential of lemon and berry fruits, different functional beverages rich in antioxidant phytochemicals, which demonstrated beneficial effects, were developed. To fulfill this objective, lemon juice was combined with 2 different concentrates, elderberry and grape, in a proportion of 5% (w/v). Bioactive composition (flavonoids and vitamin C) and color stability, as well as the antioxidant capacity of mixtures, during a period of 56 d of storage, were studied. A protective role of anthocyanins on ascorbic acid preservation was noted for both lemon-berry blends, keeping vitamin C stable until the end of the storage. In addition, the new drink combining lemon and elderberry performed better than the grape-lemon mixture in terms of health-promoting phytochemicals content, just as in vitro antioxidant capacity and color characteristics. © 2012 Institute of Food Technologists ®.
New Beverages of Lemon Juice with Elderberry and Grape Concentrates as a Source of Bioactive Compounds / González-Molina, Elena; Gironés-Vilaplana, Amadeo; Mena, Pedro; Moreno, Diego A.; García-Viguera, Cristina. - In: JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE. - ISSN 0022-1147. - 77:6(2012), pp. C727-C733. [10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02715.x]
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