Article | 10. 2016 Vol. 34, Issue. 5
Analysis of Ginsenosides and Non-Saponin Components of Red Ginseng from Landraces and New Varieties



Department of Systems Biotechnology, Chung-Ang University1
Income Resource Research Institute, Gyeonggido Agricultural Research & Extension Services2




2016.10. 790:798


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We quantitatively analyzed eight varieties of 6-year-old red ginseng, including four local landraces from the Inje, Geumsan, Jinan, and Punggi regions and four new varieties, Chunpoong, Yunpoong, Guempoong, and K-1, for 10 ginsenosides, acidic polysaccharide, crude polyacetylene, and total polyphenol content to find out which varieties are most suitable for producing red ginseng. Most of the new varieties contained more ginsenosides than the local landraces. While the acidic polysaccharide content of Geumsan red ginseng was lower than that of the others, its crude polyacetylene content was the highest, with a mean of 33.99%. The Inje, Geumsan, and Jinan red ginseng had a significantly higher total polyphenol content than the others.



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