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dc.title Edible flowers - A new promising source of mineral elements in human nutrition en
dc.contributor.author Rop, Otakar
dc.contributor.author Mlček, Jiří
dc.contributor.author Juríková, Tünde
dc.contributor.author Neugebauerová, Jarmila
dc.contributor.author Vábková, Jindriška
dc.relation.ispartof Molecules
dc.identifier.issn 1420-3049 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2012
utb.relation.volume 17
utb.relation.issue 6
dc.citation.spage 6672
dc.citation.epage 6683
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/molecules17066672
dc.relation.uri http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/17/6
dc.subject antioxidants en
dc.subject edible flowers en
dc.subject flavonoids en
dc.subject mineral element en
dc.subject phenolics en
dc.description.abstract On a global scale, people are demanding more attractive and tasty food. Both the quality of foodstuffs and aesthetic aspects contribute to the appearance of consumed meals. The attraction and appeal of individual dishes could be enhanced by edible flowers. New information concerning the composition and nutritional value of edible flowers is also important and represents a sufficient reason for their consumption. The aim of this study is to contribute to the popularization of some selected edible flowers of ornamental plants involving altogether 12 species. The flowers were used to determine their antioxidant capacity, which fluctuated between 4.21 and 6.96 g of ascorbic acid equivalents (AAE)/kg of fresh mass (FM). Correlation coefficients between antioxidant capacity and the contents of total phenolics and flavonoids were r2 = 0.9705 and r2 = 0.7861, respectively. Moreover, the results were supplemented with new data about the mineral composition of edible flowers (mostly, not found in the available literature). The highest levels of mineral elements were observed in the flowers of species Chrysanthemum, Dianthus or Viola. The most abundant element was potassium, the content of which ranged from 1,842.61 to 3,964.84 mg/kg of FM. © 2012 by the authors. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Technology
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1002897
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28110/12:43867978!RIV13-MSM-28110___
utb.identifier.obdid 43868069
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84863004146
utb.identifier.wok 000305800400033
utb.identifier.coden MOLEF
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-13T13:47:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-13T13:47:50Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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utb.contributor.internalauthor Rop, Otakar
utb.contributor.internalauthor Mlček, Jiří
utb.fulltext.affiliation Otakar Rop 1, Jiri Mlcek 1,*, Tunde Jurikova 2, Jarmila Neugebauerova 3 and Jindriska Vabkova 3 1 Department of Food Technology and Microbiology, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Namesti T. G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic; E-Mail: rop@ft.utb.cz 2 Department of Natural and Informatics Sciences, Faculty of Central European Studies, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Drazovska 4, SK-949 74 Nitra, Slovak Republic; E-Mail: tjurikova@ukf.sk 3 Department of Vegetable Growing and Floriculture, Faculty of Horticulture, Mendel University in Brno, Valticka 337, CZ-691 44 Lednice, Czech Republic; E-Mails: neugebj@zf.mendelu.cz (J.N.); jindriska.vabkova@seznam.cz (J.V.) * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: mlcek@ft.utb.cz; Tel.: +420-576-031-129; Fax: +420-577-210-172.
utb.fulltext.dates Received: 23 April 2012 in revised form: 25 May 2012 Accepted: 30 May 2012 Published: 31 May 2012
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship This work was kindly supported by funding from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic (Grant No. MSM 7088352101).
utb.fulltext.projects MSM 7088352101
utb.fulltext.projects MSMT 6215712402
utb.fulltext.projects INCHEMBIOL MSM0021622412
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