Polyphenol Pattern and Antioxidant Activity of Different Tomato Lines and Cultivars

  title={Polyphenol Pattern and Antioxidant Activity of Different Tomato Lines and Cultivars},
  author={Markus Minoggio and Lorenzo Bramati and Paolo Simonetti and Claudio Gardana and L Iemoli and Enrico Santangelo and P. L. Mauri and Patrizia Spigno and Gian Piero Soressi and P G Pietta},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  pages={64 - 69}
Background/Aims: Besides antioxidant vitamins and minerals, fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids and related phenolics. The biological activities of these polyphenols have become well known in recent years evidencing their beneficial effects on human health. In this context, the characterization of the flavonoids present in tomatoes is of great interest. Thus the polyphenol pattern (including flavonols, flavanones and cinnamate derivatives), lycopene and β-carotene concentrations and the… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Phenolic profile and hydrophilic antioxidant capacity as chemotaxonomic markers of tomato varieties.
Results from the principal component analysis show that phenolic compounds and hydrophilic antioxidant capacity were responsible for the differences among tomato samples according to variety.
Effects of Industrial Processes on Antioxidant Power and Polyphenols Profile in Cherry Tomato Cultivar.
From the data on antioxidant power and the bioactive metabolite content, tomato juice could be used as a valid and easily available source of antioxidants in everyday diet to preserve human health.
Effects of Industrial Processes on Antioxidant Power and Polyphenols Profile in Cherry Tomato Cultivar
Abstract The antioxidant capacity and the polyphenolic profile of fresh and processed cherry tomatoes were analyzed with the aim of investigating the effect of industrial processes on the nutritional
Antioxidant Properties of Tomato Fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) as Affected by Cultivar and Processing Method
Tomatoes are the most consumed vegetables worldwide and a valuable source of several antioxidants. The consumption of tomato products from appropriate cultivars after suitable processing methods may
Antioxidant activity of commonly consumed plant foods of India: contribution of their phenolic content
The results suggest that phenolics may contribute significantly to the AOA of some plant foods, such as spices and dehusked legumes.
Analytical determination of antioxidants in tomato: typical components of the Mediterranean diet.
An overview of current analytical methods (from 2000 until the present date) for determining the different antioxidants in tomatoes and tomato products is presented.
Antioxidant Activity of Eight Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum L.) Varieties Grown in Algeria
The harmful effects of the free radicals on human organism could be inhibited by antioxidants of fruits and vegetables such as tomato. In the present work, the antioxidant contents as well as the
Review of flavonoids and other phenolics from fruits of different tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivars.
There is a rapidly growing interest in flavonoids and other phenolics in tomato fruits and products made thereof, particularly connected to the antioxidant properties of these compounds as well as other possible health effects.
Variation for antioxidant activity and antioxidants in tomato
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is among the most widely consumed vegetables worldwide and an important source of certain antioxidants (AO) including lycopene, β-carotene, and vitamin C.


Processing effects on lycopene content and antioxidant activity of tomatoes.
Comparison of carotenoid levels throughout processing indicated that lycopene losses during processing of tomatoes into final paste ranged from 9 to 28%, which suggests that in addition to lycopenes, polyphenols in tomatoes may also be important in conferring protective antioxidative effects.
Protective role of dietary polyphenols in oxidative stress
  • T. Osawa
  • Biology
    Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
  • 1999
Relationship between rate and extent of catechin absorption and plasma antioxidant status
Green tea catechins were absorbed more extensively when administered as phospholipid complex rather than as free catechINS, and variations were consistent with the plasmatic levels of EGCg, ascorbate and total glutathione.
Dietary intake and bioavailability of polyphenols.
Both chemical and biochemical factors that affect the absorption and metabolism of polyphenols are reviewed, with particular emphasis on flavonoid glycosides.
Determination of carotenoids in vegetable foods and plasma.
  • P. Riso, M. Porrini
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition
  • 1997
The extraction and separation of these compounds were effective and the qualitative data obtained comparable with those reported in literature, and the use of echinenone as internal standard helped to improve quality control.
Evaluation of the Evidence on the Role of Tomato Products in Disease Prevention 1
  • J. Weisburger
  • Medicine
    Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1998
It is hoped that the present Symposium, dealing with another inexpensive and readily available food, tomatoes, will enhance interest in and funding for additional research, to underwrite future recommendations for possibly enhanced production and use of tomato-derived nutritional elements.
Tomato lycopene and its role in human health and chronic diseases.
  • S. Agarwal, A. Rao
  • Biology
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
  • 2000
The possible mechanisms of action of lycopene are outlined and the current understanding of its role in human health and disease prevention is reviewed.
Red wine antioxidants bind to human lipoproteins and protect them from metal ion-dependent and -independent oxidation.
Red wine components bind to LDL and HDL and protect these lipoproteins from metal ion-dependent and -independent protein and lipid oxidation, according to thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and conjugated dienes.
Studies on the Constituents of Chenopodium pallidicaule (Canihua) Seeds. Isolation and Characterization of Two New Flavonol Glycosides
Two new flavonol triglycosides have been identified from the seeds of Chenopodium pallidicaule. Their structures were established as isorhamnetin