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pH dependence of antimicrobial activity of berries

Rokka, Susanna; Hellström, Jarkko; Mattila, Pirjo and Marnila, Pertti (2007) pH dependence of antimicrobial activity of berries. In: NJF Report, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 3 (1), p. 48.

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We have analyzed phenolic compounds from organically and conventionally grown blackcurrants and strawberries to test the idea if organically grown berries contain a higher amount of health-promoting phenolic compounds.
Statistically significant differences between farms were found for almost all compounds. In strawberry, the impact of genotype and environment on the flavonol content was more important than the cultivation practice. The "health quality" from organically grown berries does not differ from those grown conventionally.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:phenolic compounds, blackcurrants, strawberries, organic cultivation, conventional cultivation
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
Related Links:http://www.njf.nu/filebank/files/20070409$210108$fil$3BGHMDxHaPL0C49DUdoA.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16002
Deposited On:19 Aug 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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