A Comparative Study Between Labeling and Reality: The Case of Phytochemical Composition of Commercial Pomegranate-Based Products

  • Marina Cano-Lamadrid /
  • Leontina Lipan /
  • ángel Calín-Sánchez /
  • Francisca Hernández /
  • ángel A. Carbonell-Barrachina
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Journal of Food Science
  • Volumen: 82
  • Número: 8
  • Fecha: 01 agosto 2017
  • Páginas: 1820-1826
  • ISSN: 17503841 00221147
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.1111/1750-3841.13788
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: Blackwell Publishing
© 2017 Institute of Food Technologists®Manufacturers are deeply involved in the development of new pomegranate-based products, which have acquired great prestige due to many studies proving their potential health benefits. Commercial pomegranate products including capsules and supplements and juices and nectars were assayed. The contents of the key phytochemical compounds (punicalagin, ellagic acid, and total polyphenolic content) and the associated antioxidant capacity (DPPH¿, ABTS¿+, and FRAP) were analyzed. The experimental ranges of punicalagin and ellagic acid contents were 0.96 to 308 mg/g and 0.09 to 13.1 mg/g, respectively. Punicalagin content was positively correlated (P < 0.001) with DPPH¿ and total polyphenolic content values. No significant (P > 0.05) correlation was observed among ellagic acid with the antioxidant capacity. The labeling standardization of these products is necessary due to the wide variability among ¿theoretically¿ similar pomegranate-based products.

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