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Biological value of selected cultivars of strawberry fruit (Fragaria ananassa Duch.)

Katarzyna Skupień

Department of Processing and Storage of Plant Raw Materials
Agricultural University of Szczecin
Słowackiego 17, 71-434 Szczecin, Poland
e-mail: kskupien@agro.ar.szczecin.pl

The aim of this study was to compare the nutritive and biological value of fruits of six strawberry cultivars: ‘Pandora’, ‘Elsanta’, ‘Marmolada’, ‘Vicoda’, ‘Kent’, and ‘Senga Sengana’ as a standard. The strawberries were grown on plantation in the north-west region of Poland (near Szczecin) in the years 1999-2001. Dry weight, soluble solids, titratable acidity, vitamin C, total polyphenol, total sugar, reducing sugar and saccharose content in the fresh matter of fruits were determined. ‘Senga Sengana’ berries were found to have the highest dry matter, soluble solids, total acidity, total sugar and saccharose content. ‘Pandora’ and ‘Vicoda’ fruit showed the highest vitamin C and total polyphenol content while that of ‘Kent’ fruit had the lowest.

Skupień K., 2003. Biological value of selected cultivars of strawberry fruit (Fragaria ananassa Duch.). Folia Horticulturae 15/2: 167-172.