Quality and safety evaluation of new tomato cultivars

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Mattia Rapa
Salvatore Ciano
Laura Gobbi
Roberto Ruggieri
Giuliana Vinci

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antioxidants, biogenic amines, carotenoids, food safety and quality, phenolics, tomato

Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a dietary source of bioactive compounds and breeding programs continuously create new cultivars with different nutritional and organoleptic characteristics. The aim of this work is to provide a quality and safety assessment of new tomato cultivars: Bamano, Dulcemiel and Sugarland. Eight biogenic amines, total phenolic content and antioxidant activity (DPPH and ABTS assays) have been determined. Tyramine was not detected in any samples. Sugarland was characterized by a high content of serotonin (266.87 ± 11.16 mg/kg) and phenolic compounds (303.15 ± 21.62 mgGAE/kg). Moreover, multivariate statistical analyses were applied to the data matrix.

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