Effects of processing on phytochemical profiles and biological activities for production of sorghum tea

Wu, Li and Huang, Z. and Qin, P. and Ren, G. (2012) Effects of processing on phytochemical profiles and biological activities for production of sorghum tea. Food Research International. pp. 1-30.

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The present study was undertaken to assess the changes of phytochemical profiles, antioxidant, α-glucosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities of sorghum grain during the processes of sorghum tea production. Significant (p < 0.05) changes of total phenolics (TPC), total flavonoids (TFC) and procyanidins (PAC) contents were found in sorghum grains during soaking, steaming and roasting processing. Significant (p < 0.05) increases of ferulic (free) and p-coumaric acid (bound) were present in sorghum upon steaming processing. Roasting processing (150 °C, 1 h) caused significant (p < 0.05) increases in phenolic acids, TPC, TFC and PAC compared with the soaking and steaming stages. Accompanied with the changes of phytochemicals of sorghum grain, there were complex changes of biological activities during the successive processes. Our study also showed that there were positive linear correlations between TPC, TFC, PAC and bioactivities of sorghum grain, however, PAC has the strongest correlation (0.979, 0.968 and 0.912, respectively, p < 0.0001) with DPPH radical-scavenging activity, α-glucosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China, School of Science and Technology of Qiongzhou Uiversity, Hainan, 572022, China
Subjects: Plant Production
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 03:03
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 03:04
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2012.07.062
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7303

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