Determinations of the content of vitamin C, carotene and protein in different local populations of hot pepper for use in the pharmaceutical industry
Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LV-2012
Written by Olimpia PANDIA, Ion SARACIN, Alexandru CHIRIAC, Ion BOZGA, Margareta OANCEA, Carmen TICU
To demonstrate the importance of biochemical compounds in peppers, 47 variants were studied; each variant is represented by a local population, each with three repetitions, populations derived from Oltenia. Since the study performed is more complex, in this paper we will present the content in carotene, vitamin C and protein in 6 variants. Experience was located in the area of Almaj and Teasc in ecological cultivation system. Biochemical determinations and methods applied were conducted in the Central Laboratory of the Faculty of Agriculture of Craiova; the biochemical determinations were made from pepper fruit at physiological maturity. Local populations were observed: T2, T3, T4, A4 -for vitamin C content, T4 and A4 -for protein content and T1, T2, T6, A2, A3 for carotene content. To interpret the results, statistical calculations were performed and the reporting was done by the average of variations .