The determination of polyphenols content in white mulberry leaves.

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E. Ciampi, G. Alonzo, A. Sinacori. Cultivation of Mulberry, particularly Morus alba L., was introduced in Europe between the ninth and the twelfth centuries together with sericulture. Mulberry as both Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L. Species, is a rustic plant, well suited for the Mediterranean climate and which is also appreciated for its fruits. Found in the past useful in medicinal applications, is now, from recent studies, indicated as potential health beneficial for the high content in polyphenol substances. Mulberry leaves from 13 varieties, grown in the experimental field of the University of Palermo, Agriculture Faculty, have been investigated for their content in antioxidant substances and particularly for polyphenols. A fast and simple spectrophotometric method for these analyses was developed. The total phenolic content was in the range 953-332 mg gallic acid equivalent /100g fresh mater. The highest amount was observed in the Sinuenze variety while the lowest was in the Kokusò 27 variety. AbstractCultivation of Mulberry, particularly Morus alba L., was introduced in Europe between the ninth and the twelfth centuries together with sericulture. Mulberry as both Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L. Species, is a rustic plant, well suited for the Mediterranean climate and which is also appreciated for its fruits. Found in the past useful in medicinal applications, is now, from recent studies, indicated as potential health beneficial for the high content in polyphenol substances. Mulberry leaves from 13 varieties, grown in the experimental field of the University of Palermo, Agriculture Faculty, have been investigated for their content in antioxidant substances and particularly for polyphenols. A fast and simple spectrophotometric method for these analyses was developed. The total phenolic content was in the range 953-332 mg gallic acid equivalent /100g fresh mater. The highest amount was observed in the Sinuenze variety while the lowest was in the Kokusò 27 variety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages37-37
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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