- Volume 9 Issue 2
Biochemical and Histological Charaeteristics of Inferior Red Ginseng
불량홍삼(내백삼)의 생화학적 및 조직학적 특성
- Do, Jae-Ho (Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Institute) ;
- Kim, Sang-Dal (Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Institute) ;
- Seong, Hyeon-Sun (Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Institute)
- Published : 1985.12.01
In order to investigate the inferior factor of red ginseng quality, the contents of various chemical components, physico-chemical properties and arrangement state of ginseng cells were observed. Contents of total reducing sugar, reducing sugar, crude protein, crude fibre and specific gravity of inside white part of red ginseng were less than those of normal part. But differences in content of crude saponin, HPLC pattern of ginsenosides and reducing ability for DP P H(1,1-dipheny 1-2-picrylhydrazyl) between normal and inside white part of red ginseng were not found. The optical density of 1 water extract of normal part of red ginseng did not differ from that of inside white 1 part of red ginseng, but the visible and UV absorbance of acid hydrolyzate of normal red ginseng showed higher than those of inside white part of red ginseng. The differences in the internal color and tissue of normal and inside white part of red ginseng were easily found with naked eye, and by the microscopic fractography, the orangement state of ginseng cell in the inside white part of red ginseng was less dense than that in normal red ginseng.