Antioxidant Activity and Phenolic Content of Sweet Cherries (Prunus Avium L.) from West and South-West of Romania

Sofia Popescu, Adriana Bianca Velciov, Adrian Riviș, Corina Costescu, Cerasela Petolescu


A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower incidence of degenerative diseases (such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers). Currently, most research is focused on the content of polyphenols and antioxidant compounds found in fruit and vegetable. Sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.) contain a significant amount of polyphenols and several antioxidants that possess many biological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties.

In present study were investigated the quantification of total polyphenols and antioxidant capacity in fruits of a number of selected sweet cherry genotypes. Although sweet cherry fruits are a significant source of different phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity of sweet cherries is not related only with the total phenolic content.



antioxidant activity, polyphenols, sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)

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