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Characteristics of winter garlic ecotypes in south-east Poland. II. Chemical composition of garlic bulbs

Renata Nurzyńska-Wierdak

Department of Vegetables and Medicinal Plants
Agricultural University
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.