Table 1: Carotenoid content in different chicory varieties and wild poppy plants collected in Salento.

Carotenoids Wild poppy (Papaver rhoeas L.)Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) varieties
Catalogna Otrantina Wild S.P.V. Wild Statte

(all-E)-Lutein 18.4 ± 2.5b8.0 ± 0.9c8.9 ± 0.9c14.7 ± 3.3bc30.1 ± 4.5a
(all-E)-β-Cryptoxanthin0.29 ± 0.02b0.14 ± 0.03c0.13 ± 0.03c0.28 ± 0.01b0.41 ± 0.05a
(all-E)-β-Carotene8.9 ± 0.5b3.3 ± 0.6d4.6 ± 0.7cd6.7 ± 1.4bc14.1 ± 2.3a

Values are expressed as μg/g f.w. and represent the mean ± standard deviation of three independent replicates ( = 3). Data were submitted to one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA); values marked with different letters indicate statistically significant difference between samples for a given carotenoid (Holm-Sidak post hoc test, < 0.05).