Characteristics of winter garlic ecotypes in south-east Poland. II. Chemical composition of garlic bulbs
Department of Vegetables and Medicinal Plants
Leszczyńskiego 58, 20-068 Lublin, Poland
The studies covered the years 1993 and 1995. The bulbs of seven local
ecotypes, designated as A, B, P, R, X, Y and Z, were assessed for their
content of dry matter, total sugar, L-ascorbic acid, and some elements,
including heavy metals. The results obtained showed that the garlic
ecotypes studied differed in the chemical composition of the bulbs. Among
the ecotypes under study, P, Y, and A were notable for their high content
of sugars, L-ascorbic acid, and mineral components. Ecotypes X, Y, and Z
showed a smaller tendency to accumulate heavy metals.
Nurzyńska-Wierdak R., 1997. Characteristics of winter garlic ecotypes in south-east Poland.
II. Chemical composition of garlic bulbs. Folia Horticulturae 9/1: 77-83.