Measurement of food flavonoids by high-performance liquid chromatography: a review

Auteur(s) :
Beecher GR., Merken HM.
Date :
Mar, 2000
Source(s) :
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. #48:3 p577-99
Adresse :
Food Composition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA.

Sommaire de l'article

"The flavonoids are plant polyphenols found frequently in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Divided into several subclasses, they include the anthocyanidins, pigments chiefly responsible for the red and blue colors in fruits, fruit juices, wines, and flowers; the catechins, concentrated in tea; the flavonones and flavanone glycosides, found in citrus and honey; and the flavones, flavonols, and flavonol glycosides, found in tea, fruits, vegetables, and honey. Known for their hydrogen-donating antioxidant activity as well as their ability to complex divalent transition metal cations, flavonoids are propitious to human health. Computer-controlled high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has become the analytical method of choice. Many systems have been developed for the detection and quantification of flavonoids across one, two, or three subclasses. A summary of the various HPLC and sample preparation methods that have been employed to quantify individual flavonoids within a subclass or across several subclasses are tabulated in this review."

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