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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.17113/ftb.52.04.14.3717

Volatile and Flavonoid Composition of the Peel of Citrus medica L. var. Corsican Fruit for Quality Assessment of Its Liqueur

Nicolas Venturini ; University of Corsica, CNRS-UMR 6134, Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry, BP 52, FR-20250 Corte, France
Toussaint Barboni ; University of Corsica, CNRS-UMR 6134, Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry, BP 52, FR-20250 Corte, France
Franck Curk
Jean Costa ; University of Corsica, CNRS-UMR 6134, Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry, BP 52, FR-20250 Corte, France
Julien Paolini ; University of Corsica, CNRS-UMR 6134, Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry, BP 52, FR-20250 Corte, France


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Abstract

The volatile and flavonoid compositions of the peel of Citrus medica L. var. Corsican fruits cultivated in Corsica were studied according to the maturity of the citron fruits measured using growing degree-days. Quantitative variation with the stage of development of
the fruit was observed using gas chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry. Thirty volatile compounds were identifi ed in the peel essential oil. Limonene and γ-terpinene were the major compounds. The volatile compositions of commercial citron liqueurs were also characterized
by high amounts of monoterpene hydrocarbons with the same two major components. The main fl avonoid components of citron fruits and derived liqueurs were rutin and neohesperidin. This chemical characterization can be used for quality assessment of food products from C. medica var. Corsican.

Keywords

Citrus medica L. var. Corsican, citrus peel, fl avonoid compounds, essential oil, commercial citron liqueur

Hrčak ID:

130911

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/130911

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