Article | . 2016 Vol. 34, Issue. 4
Comparison of the Fruit Qualities, the Free Radical Scavenging Activities and Mangiferin Content of the Mango, cv. Irwin Cultivated in Jeju and Okinawa

College of Applied Life Science SARI, Jeju National University1
Faculty of Education, University of the Ryukyus2
Corporation of Okinawa Research Center3
Research Institute of Climate Change and Agriculture4

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In this study, we compare the quality of the mango cv. Irwin cultivated in Jeju and Okinawa by evaluating the total soluble solids (TSS) and antioxidant activity (AA) from ethanol extracts of the fruit. TSS and AA were higher in fruit cultivated at the Research Institute of Climate Change and Agriculture in Jeju (RICA) and Okinawa farm, where the low tree height cultivation method is used, than in fruit cultivated on farm in Jeju. Also, the mangiferin content of the Okinawa farm was higher than those produced on the RICA and Jeju farm house. These results suggest that the lowering tree height cultivation method improves the quality of the mango cv. Irwin.

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