Relationship between texture and major components of radish

  • Received : 2016.04.08
  • Accepted : 2016.06.20
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Radish is a common vegetable consumed in Korea, Japan, and China. Radish Breeding has been conducted based on morphological properties, such as shape and color. Recently, physicochemical properties of radish are attracting more attention from breeders to develop cultivars for the retail market. In this study, major components of radish were determined and their relationship with textural property analyzed. Sixty-six radish cultivars were selected and divided into white head (WH) and green head (GH) according to their head color. The cutting forces of GH and WH groups were $2.17{\pm}0.34kg$ and $2.31{\pm}0.36kg$, respectively (P > 0.05). The starch contents of GH and WH were $3.75{\pm}0.39g\;per\;100g$ (dry basis) and $4.24{\pm}0.62g$, respectively. Cellulose contents in both groups were similar at 12.3-12.4 g per 100 g (dry basis). Pearson correlation coefficients between cutting force, cellulose content, and starch content ranged from -0.33-0.326 which does not demonstrate any strong correlation between these components. Therefore, no relationship was found between the cutting force and the starch content or the cellulose content for the cultivars analyzed in this study. As the first intensive study on the texture and the major components of radish, these results could provide valuable information for radish breeding if further studies on taste and nutrient components are conducted.


Supported by : 충남대학교


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