Document Detail

Characterization of monkey orange (Strychnos spinosa Lam.), a potential new crop for arid regions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14518952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The green monkey orange (Strychnos spinosa Lam., Loganiaceae), a tree indigenous to tropical and subtropical Africa, produces juicy, sweet-sour, yellow fruits containing numerous hard brown seeds. The species has recently been introduced into Israel as a potential new commercial crop. However, little is known about its agronomical performance, fruit development and ripening, or postharvest physiology. The current study shows that during ripening in storage, the peel color changes from green to yellow, accompanied by a climacteric burst of ethylene and carbon dioxide emission. Total soluble solids slightly increased during storage, whereas total titratable acidity and pH did not change significantly. The major sugars that accumulated during ripening in storage were sucrose, glucose, and fructose, and the main acids, citric and malic acids. The main volatiles present in the peel of ripe fruits were phenylpropanoids, trans-isoeugenol being the major compound.
Yaron Sitrit; Stephanie Loison; Racheli Ninio; Eran Dishon; Einat Bar; Efraim Lewinsohn; Yosef Mizrahi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-01     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6256-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Institutes for Applied Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Citric Acid / analysis
Crops, Agricultural / growth & development*
Ethylenes / metabolism
Food Preservation
Fructose / analysis
Fruit / chemistry,  growth & development*
Glucose / analysis
Malates / analysis
Strychnos / growth & development*
Sucrose / analysis
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ethylenes; 0/Malates; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 30237-26-4/Fructose; 50-99-7/Glucose; 57-50-1/Sucrose; 6915-15-7/malic acid; 74-85-1/ethylene; 77-92-9/Citric Acid

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Phenolic compounds and fatty acids from acorns (Quercus spp.), the main dietary constituent of free-...
Next Document:  Vitisin A content in Chilean wines from Vitis vinifera Cv. Cabernet Sauvignon and contribution to th...