Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity in apple fruits cultivar Florina

Nadezhda Petkova1, Tatyana Bileva2, Ekaterina Valcheva2, Galya Dobrevska3, Neli Grozeva4, Mima Todorova4, Vladislav Popov2
1 University of Food Technologies, Departament of Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry, 4002, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Agriculture University Plovdiv, Department of Agroecology and Environmental Protection, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3 Agriculture University, Department of Fruit Growning, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
4 Trakia University, Faculty of Agriculture, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


Petkova, N., Bileva, T., Valcheva, E., Dobrevska, G., Grozeva, N., Todorova, M. & Popov, V. (2019). Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity in apple fruits cultivar Florina. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 25 (Suppl. 3), 13–18

The consumption of different apple cultivars contributes to improved human health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apple fruit is a major source of phenolic compounds, dietary fibers (pectin and cellulose) and antioxidants. The current review demonstrates the nutritional potential of apple cultivar Florina and focused on the chemical composition and antioxidant potential of its fruits. Physicochemical characteristics such as moisture and ash content, phytochemical composition including sugar content, organic acids, phenolic acids (hydroxycinnamic acid), flavonols, dihydrochalcones, anthocyanins, mineral composition in apple cultivar Florina were summarized. Moreover, the present study evaluated the antioxidant potential of Florina apple fruits for healthy nutrition.

Keywords: apple cultivar; Florina; phytochemical compounds; phenolic compounds; antioxidant potential

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