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An Analysis of the Limonin and Naringin Content of Grapefruit Juice Samples Collected from Florida State Test Houses
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (1983)
  • Richard L. Mansell, University of South Florida
  • Cecilia McIntosh, University of South Florida
  • Susan E. Vest, University of South Florida
Abstract
An analysis of the limonin and naringin content of 6685 grapefruit juice samples (representing approximately 6% of all grapefruit harvested) collected from three Florida State Test Houses showed that there were statistically significant differences between the Test Houses.  There also was a statistically significant difference in the concentration of these compounds in the juice from the different cultivars of fruit sampled.  Average limonin and naringin concentrations in the juice remained fairly constant through the beginning of the season until a freeze occurred in early 1981.  Juice obtained from fruit harvested after this freeze contained decreasing amounts of limonin and increasing amounts of naringin through the remainder of the season.  Results showed that there was no strong correlative relationship between limonin, naringin, Brix, percent acid, and Brix/acid ratio.
Keywords
  • analysis,
  • limonin,
  • naringin content,
  • grapefruit juice samples,
  • test houses,
  • citrus paradisi
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
DOI
10.1021/jf00115a036
Publisher Statement
Reprinted with permission from Mansell, R.L., C.A. McIntosh, and S.E. Vest. 1983. An analysis of the limonin and naringin content of grapefruit juice samples collected from Florida state test houses. J. Agric. Food Chem. 31:156-162. https://doi.org/10.1021/jf00115a036Copyright 1983 American Chemical Society.
Citation Information
Richard L. Mansell, Cecilia McIntosh and Susan E. Vest. "An Analysis of the Limonin and Naringin Content of Grapefruit Juice Samples Collected from Florida State Test Houses" Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (1983) p. 156 - 162 ISSN: 0021-8561
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cecilia-mcintosh/26/