Physicochemical Characteristics of Rubus coreanus Miquel during Maturation

성숙단계별 복분자딸기의 이화학적 특성

  • Published : 2007.08.31


In order to promote the utilization of Rubus coreanus Miquel as a functional food, its physicochemical properties were examined during maturation. Crude protein, crude ash, and dietary fiber contents were highest in the unripened fruit, but decreased thereafter; whereas as moisture and the soluble solid contents showed a reverse pattern. The free sugar concentration of the middle-ripened fruit (0.7 g/100 g) increased as it became a ripened fruit (4.1 g/100 g). Also, the acidity of R. coreanus Miquel was at its highest concentration in the middle-ripened fruit at 3.38%. Seventeen types of amino acids were analyzed from R. coreanus Miquel during maturation. The highest amino acid components in the unripened fruit were aspartic acid (546.55 mg/100 g) and glutamic acid (452.22 mg/100 g). Among the minerals studied during this research, R. coreanus Miquel contained a high level of potassium. The potassium concentrations of the unripened fruit, middle-ripened fruit, and ripened fruit were 306.0, 191.1, and 164.1 mg/100 g, respectively.


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