Evaluation of physical and chemical parameters of the Sapota (Quararibea cordata Vischer): A fruit of the Amazon Brazilian

  • Vania Silva Carvalho UFG
  • Clarissa Damiani
  • Eduardo Ramirez Asquieri

Abstract

Sapote  (Quararibea  cordata Vischer),  also  known  as  a  chupa-chupa,  is  originated  from  the Brazilian,PeruvianandColombianAmazon.Thepulpoftheripefruitisedible,fibrous,of intenseorangecolor,sweetflavorandaromatic.Sincethefruitisknowninthe Brazilian Amazononlyin itsdomesticatedstate,thisworkbecomesnecessary,whichevaluatesthephysicalandchemical profileofthefruitandprovidesmoreinformationaboutitsindustrialpotential.Thefollowing parameterswereassessed:totalmass(g)longitudinalandtransversaldiameters(mm),proximal composition,caloricvalue,carotenoids,totalpectin,totaltitratableacidity,pH,totalsoluble sugars,organicacids,color,antioxidantpotentialandphenoliccompounds.TheSapote grown in Goiânia hasaveragemassof595g,longitudinaldiameterof10.06cm andtransversaldiameterof10.68cm.The fruitcontainslargeamountsofdietaryfiber(11.94%) and  carotenoids  (1.91μg.g-1),and  high  total  pectin  content  (5.24%).  Thefruitalsohasphenoliccompoundsinthealcoholicextractsof 6.31mgGAE.100g-1 and15.06mgGAE.100g-1  intheaqueousextract.Thismakesthefruitto haveafunctionalfeature.Thus,itcanbeincludedintheindustrialcontext,withthemainfeature ofbeing an exotic fruit with properties thatgive itgood nutritionalperformance.

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Author Biography

Vania Silva Carvalho, UFG
Doutoranda em Engenharia e Ciência dos Alimentos - UNESP
Published
2014-06-09
How to Cite
CARVALHO, V. S.; DAMIANI, C.; ASQUIERI, E. R. Evaluation of physical and chemical parameters of the Sapota (Quararibea cordata Vischer): A fruit of the Amazon Brazilian. Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável, v. 9, n. 2, p. 66 - 70, 9 Jun. 2014.
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