Antioxidant Capacity and Bioactive Contents of Mulberry Species from Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey

Gündoğdu M., Tunçtürk M. , Berk S., Şekeroğlu N., Gezici S.

Indian Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research, cilt.52, sa.4, ss.96-101, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: Indian Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.96-101


In this study, we aimed to determine biochemical contents of white (Morus alba L.) and

black (Morus nigra L.) mulberry genotypes grown in the Hakkari region. At the end of the

study, organic acids, phenolic compounds, sugars, vitamin C and antioxidant capacities

of mulberry species were determined. Black mulberry genotypes were found to contain

higher antioxidant capacity than white mulberry genotypes. The highest antioxidant

capacity was detected in the 30YK03 (25.55 μmolTE/g) black mulberry genotype. While

phenolic compounds varied in mulberry species, especially gallic acid (57.78 mg/100g),

chlorogenic acid (53.13 mg/100g), and rutin (37.77 mg/100g) had the highest values.

Malic acid was found to be higher than other organic acids and was found to be 13.51

g/100g in the highest 30HK03 genotype. Although sugar contents varied in mulberry

species, glucose was determined higher than fructose and sucrose in mulberries.