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Journal of Food Quality
Volume 2018, Article ID 1460758, 9 pages
Research Article

Changes in the Antioxidant Properties of Quince Fruit (Cydonia oblonga Miller) during Jam Production at Industrial Scale

1Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos Córdoba (ICYTAC), CONICET-UNC, Córdoba, Argentina
2Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
3Instituto Superior de Investigación, Desarrollo y Servicios en Alimentos, SECYT, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
4Dulcor Alimentos, Arroyito, Cordoba, Argentina
5Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Correspondence should be addressed to María V. Baroni; ra.ude.cnu.qcf@inorabv

Received 11 October 2017; Revised 25 January 2018; Accepted 13 February 2018; Published 20 March 2018

Academic Editor: Hüseyin Erten

Copyright © 2018 María V. Baroni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The content of phenolic compounds and their relationship with the antioxidant capacity of quince fruit were evaluated before and after jam processing at industrial scale. Waste samples from industrial processing were also analyzed. Twelve phenolics and one organic acid were identified and quantified by HPLC-DAD-QTOF. According to the results, jam processing did not produce a decrease in polyphenolic content, and, in some cases, the polyphenolic content even increased. Antioxidant capacities determined by DPPH and FRAP assays showed similar results. On the other hand, the waste samples analyzed retained large amounts of polyphenols, even though their antioxidant capacity was lower than that in pulp samples. Boosted Regression Trees analysis showed a good correlation between phenolic profile and antioxidant capacity, with 5--coumaroylquinic acid being the most relevant compound to explain the antioxidant capacity by both methods.