Carotenoid pigments in GAC fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis SPRENG).

  • Aoki H
  • Kieu N
  • Kuze N
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Abstract

The carotenoids in Gac fruit (Momordica Cochinchinensis spreng) were analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the concentrations of beta-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin were measured. Lycopene was found to be predominantly present in the Gac seed membrane at a concentration of up to 380 microg/g of seed membrane. The concentration of lycopene in the Gac seed membrane was about ten-fold higher than that in known lycopene-rich fruit and vegetables, indicating that Gac fruit could be a new and potentially valuable source of lycopene.

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Authors

  • Hiromitsu Aoki

  • Nguyen Thi Minh Kieu

  • Noriko Kuze

  • Kazue Tomisaka

  • Nguyen Van Chuyen

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