Francisco José Heredia

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The mineral content and color characteristics of 77 honey samples were analyzed. Eighteen minerals were quantified for each honey. Multiple linear regression (MLR) was used to establish equations relating the colorimetric CIELAB coordinates to the mineral data. The results obtained shown that lightness (L) was significantly correlated with S, Ca, Fe, As,(More)
A pigment derived from the acetaldehyde-mediated condensation between (+)-catechin and malvidin 3-O-glucoside has been prepared and isolated by semipreparative HPLC, and its characteristics of color and stability have been studied and compared with that of malvidin glucoside in aqueous solutions. When the pH was increased from 2.2 to 5.5, the solution of(More)
This study was aimed at assessing the differences between industrially processed and hand-squeezed orange juices (OJs) in relation to their color, particle size, carotenoid content, and carotenoid bioaccessibility. Specifically, industrial samples of fresh squeezed OJs after the finishing steps (FISO) and the same OJs after pasteurization (PISO), as well as(More)
An isocratic reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography method was developed for routine analysis of the main carotenoids related to the color of orange juice, using a more selective wavelength (486 nm) in which the absorption in the red-orange region of the visible spectra is maximum. Separation was carried out using as the mobile phase the(More)
One nonanthocyanin-accumulating (Ailsa Craig) and three anthocyanin-accumulating tomato genotypes (Anthocyanin fruit type, Atroviolaceum, and Sun Black) were analyzed to assess differences in their carotenoid and anthocyanin levels and color and to evaluate the effects of nutrient solutions with different salt concentrations on these parameters. The(More)
Hyperspectral images of intact grapes during ripening were recorded using a near infrared hyperspectral imaging system (900-1700 nm). Spectral data have been correlated with grape skin total phenolic concentration, sugar concentration, titratable acidity and pH by modified partial least squares regression (MPLS) using a number of spectral pre-treatments and(More)
The potential of near-infrared hyperspectral imaging to determine anthocyanins in intact grape has been evaluated. The hyperspectral images of intact grapes during ripening were recorded using a near-infrared hyperspectral imaging covering the spectral range between 900 and 1700 nm. Reference values of anthocyanins were obtained by HPLC-DAD. A number of(More)
The influence of adding seeds from grape pomace during Syrah wine fermentation in a warm climate has been studied. Seeds of Pedro Ximenez variety were rich in phenolic compounds, mainly flavonoids such as catechin and procyanidins. Changes in total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), and antioxidant activity of red wines were observed.(More)
The antiproliferative effects of a purified white grape pomace extract (PWGPE), as well as of some phenolic standards on colon cancer cells were examined. The phenolic composition of the PWGPE was determined by rapid resolution liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (RRLC/MS). The PWGPE had 92.6, 43.3 and 6.01mg/g of flavanols, flavonols and phenolic(More)
The anthocyanin-rich extract (ARE) of the fruit from Pourouma cecropiifolia , a tropical plant native to the Amazon region, showed moderate cytotoxicity toward different cancer cell lines when evaluated by MTT assays. This extract was fractionated using Sephadex LH-20 chromatography to obtain three fractions (F1-F3), the composition of which was analyzed by(More)