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Some antioxidative properties of selected white cabbage DH lines

Maria Leja*, Anna Mareczek*, Adela Adamus**, Piotr Strzetelski*, Michał Combik**

**Department of Plant Physiology
**Department of Department of Genetics, Plant Breeding and Seed Science
**Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University in Kraków
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
**e-mail: mleja@bratek.ogr.ar.krakow.pl

Twenty five double haploid (DH) lines of white cabbage were examined and compared with their parental lines as well as with two cabbage cultivars (‘Lennox F1’ and ‘Attraction F1’) regarding their antioxidative capacity. Ascorbic acid, total phenols and radical scavenging activity (RSA) were determined both in freshly harvested cabbage heads and after long-term (4 months) storage.

The great variability of ascorbic acid and phenol contents was observed in plants of DH lines. The RSA was relatively low, however, differed among the investigated lines and cultivars. Cold storage caused the significant increase of all detected parameters. High content of soluble phenolics and ascorbic acid was accompanied by high antiradical activity only in some of the investigated DH lines and in the ‘Lennox F1’ cultivar.

Leja M., Mareczek A., Adamus A., Strzetelski P., Combik M., 2006. Some antioxidative properties of selected white cabbage DH lines. Folia Horticulturae 18/1: 31-40.