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Variation of bioactive compounds in organic Ocimum basilicum L. during freeze-drying processing

Ion, Violeta Alexandra; Nicolau, Florin; Petre, Andrei; Bujor, Oana-Crina and Badulescu, Liliana (2020) Variation of bioactive compounds in organic Ocimum basilicum L. during freeze-drying processing. Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture., LXIV (1), pp. 397-404.

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Common basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), one of the most important aromatic perennial herbs due to its essential oil composition, belongs to Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family. Basil is an economically important herb and it is considered one of the finest aromatic herbs, being widely used as flavor in food industry. Basil samples were characterized in terms of chlorophyll content, total polyphenols, antioxidant activity, and volatile oil content. The fresh harvested leaves and the processed powder from leaves were hydro-distilled for 3 h in a Clevenger-type apparatus. The volatile oil was measured and collected for further GC-MS analysis. As drying technology, freeze-drying was used until the samples reached a loss of 85% from the fresh weigh, with the final dry matter content of 95.86%. Variations for the main constituents of volatile oil: 1,8-cineole, linalool, methyl chavicol, eugenol, α-bergamotene, and α-epi-cadinol were observed after processing.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:organic basil leaves, drying process, volatile oil, total phenolic content, DPPH antioxidant capacity
Agrovoc keywords:
organic basil
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > CORE Organic Cofund > SusOrgPlus
Romania > USAMV - Univ. of Agron. Sciences and Vet. Medicine
Deposited By: Badulescu, Prof. Liliana
ID Code:40271
Deposited On:09 Aug 2021 05:08
Last Modified:09 Aug 2021 05:08
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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