Rose Hips, a Valuable Source of Antioxidants to Improve Gingerbread Characteristics
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GHENDOV-MOŞANU, Aliona; CRISTEA, Elena; PATRAȘ, Antoanela; STURZA, Rodica; NICULAUA, Marius. Rose Hips, a Valuable Source of Antioxidants to Improve Gingerbread Characteristics. In: Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). 2020, nr. 23(25), pp. 1-18. ISSN -.
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Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)
Numărul 23(25) / 2020 / ISSN - /ISSNe 1420-3049

Rose Hips, a Valuable Source of Antioxidants to Improve Gingerbread Characteristics

DOI: 10.3390/molecules25235659
Pag. 1-18

Ghendov-Moşanu Aliona1, Cristea Elena1, Patraș Antoanela2, Sturza Rodica1, Niculaua Marius3
1 Technical University of Moldova,
2 „Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine ,Iaşi,
3 Research Centre for Oenology Iaşi - Romanian Academy Iași branch
Disponibil în IBN: 11 martie 2021


The present study analyzes the complex of bioactive compounds from rose hips pulp powder (RHP) obtained after separating the seeds from Rosa canina L. in order to obtain the oil. The extract prepared from RHP was characterized in terms of the total content of polyphenols, flavonoids, cinnamic acids, flavonols, carotenoids, but also the content of individual polyphenols and carotenoids, antioxidant activity, and CIELab color parameters. The effects of some salts, potentially present in foods, and pH variations were examined to predict possible interactions that could occur when adding rosehip pulp as a food component. The results turned out to be a high content of polyphenols, carotenoids and antioxidant activity. The main phenolic components are procyanidin B1, chlorogenic acid, epicatechin, procyanidin B2, gallic acid, salicylic acid, and catechin. The carotenoid complex includes all-trans-β-carotene, all-trans-lycopene, zeaxanthin, α-cryptoxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, rubixanthin, cis-β-carotene, cis-γ-carotene and cis-lycopene. The addition of CaCl2 and NaCl to the RHP extract reduced the antioxidant activity and the strong acidic environment (pH to 2.5) decreased the antioxidant activity by 29%. The addition of rose hip powder to gingerbread has improved its general characteristics, and increased its antioxidant activity and microbiological stability, the effects of 4% RHP being the most important.

antioxidant activity, bioactive compounds, carotenoids, Food, natural compounds, Phenolic compounds, Rosa canina L.