Identification of procyanidins and anthocyanins in blueberries and cranberries (Vaccinium spp.) using high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

@article{Prior2001IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of procyanidins and anthocyanins in blueberries and cranberries (Vaccinium spp.) using high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.},
  author={Ronald L. Prior and Sheryl A Lazarus and Guohua Cao and H U Muccitelli and John F. Hammerstone},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={1270-6}
}
Blueberries and cranberries were analyzed for procyanidins using normal-phase HPLC/MS. Monomers, identified as (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin, and a series of oligomers were detected in blueberries, and MS data confirmed that the oligomers consisted of (epi)catechin units that were exclusively singly linked (B-type). The procyanidin "fingerprints" were… CONTINUE READING