The nature and the content of carotenoid pigments from faded leaves of Aesculus hippocastanum L.

  • Gino ROSCA University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Sanda CRAPATUREANU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Carmen SOCACIU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Gavrila NEAMTU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: carotenoids, Aesculus hippocastanum L., faded leaves

Abstract

Faded leaves of Aesculus hippocastanum L. harvested in October and November have a high and various content of carotenoids. The content of lutein and zeaxanthin is much higher in faded leaves than in the green ones, that is why they are recommended as an important natural source for extraction (at an industrial level) of the mentioned carotenoids. Faded leaves have a low biological value, because they have a low content of provitaminic A carotenoids. They have also a low content of hydrocarbon carotenoids, but a high hydroxylic and epoxydic content.

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Published
1995-08-05
How to Cite
ROSCA, G., CRAPATUREANU, S., SOCACIU, C., & NEAMTU, G. (1995). The nature and the content of carotenoid pigments from faded leaves of Aesculus hippocastanum L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 25(1), 115-123. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha251324
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