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Acta Alimentaria
Authors:
A. Sharma
,
S. Prasad
,
R. Arun Kumar
,
S. Jaiswal
,
P.K. Agrawal
,
L. Kant
, and
J.C. Bhatt

The present paper reports that significant genetic variability was evident in Fe, Zn, β-carotene, and phytic acid (phytate, PA) contents in a set of 39 diverse maize genotypes collected from maize breeding programme of hill agriculture, India. The Fe, Zn, β-carotene, and PA concentrations were found to be in the range 19.31–50.64 mg kg−1, 12.60–37.18 mg kg−1, 0.17–8.27 µg g−1, and 6.59–7.13 g kg−1, respectively. The genotypes V335, V420, V393, V416, V414, V372, and V351 were identified to have higher concentration of β-carotene, Fe, and Zn but lower amount of PA. Possible availability of the minerals Fe and Zn was determined using molar ratio between PA as inhibitor and β-carotene as promoter for their absorption. The micronutrient molar ratio showed that Fe and Zn traits could be dependent of each other. Low R2 value revealed relation between β-carotene and kernel colour. The selected genotypes could be considered as potential sources of favourable genes for further breeding programs to develop micronutrient enriched maize cultivars.

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Acta Alimentaria
Authors:
M. Mardani
,
L. Somogyi
,
I. Szedljak
,
I. Prauda
,
J. Farmani
, and
K. Badakné Kerti

) for methanolic rosemary extract, which were about 162 mg GAE/g and 112 mg GAE/g extract, respectively. For sea buckthorn, this amount varied from 89 to even 165 in different studies ( Papuc et al., 2008; Kant et al., 2012 ). This difference can be

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