Evaluation of the quality and antioxidant capacity of woodland strawberry biotypes in Sicily

Fabio D'Anna, Alessandra Moncada, Fabio D'Anna, Eleonora D'Anna, Giuseppina Caracciolo

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In Sicily, the woodland strawberry grows wild in forest glades in the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains and on Mount Etna. In this region, the maincultivated clone is Fragolina di Ribera, named after the towns where the crop originally developed. The cultivated woodland strawberry is differentfrom its wild counterparts not only in vegetative vigour and size, but also in organoleptic quality. Fragolina di Ribera has always been described withsensory analysis as one of the best Sicilian berry. This study was carried out in Sicily and compared two June-bearing Fragaria vesca: Fragolina diRibera and Fragolina di Maletto, and an everbearing variety Regina delle Valli, in order to determine the production, quality and nutraceuticalcharacteristics of the fruit. Research results provided useful, more detailed information on those fruit compounds with nutritional and health benefitsand the June-bearing Fragolina di Ribera was found not only to produce highly sweet, bright red fruits, but also fruits with high antioxidant capacityand high ascorbic acid, polyphenol and anthocyanin levels.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages0
Volume11 (3&4)
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Environmental Science


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