Faster and more effective analysis of antioxidant compounds in tomatoes using microwaves

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2013-04-19

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Li, H.
Deng, Z.
Wu, T.
Liu, R.
Loewen, S.
Tsao, R.
Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship

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Microwave-assisted extraction was found to be a more effective and less time consuming technique for measuring the amounts of phenolics in tomatoes. Although not as accurate as more sophisticated chemical analyses, the FRAP test for antioxidant activity was a good measure of total phenolic content.

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This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Catalyst Centre, SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research

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Tomatoes, antioxidants, phenolics, solvent extraction, microwave-assisted extraction

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