Winter collection of the underutilized berry Corema album (L.): new insights on its maturation progression

  • Articles in non-SCI journals - international
  • Dec, 2020

Alegria, C., Abreu, M., Máguas, C. & Giovanetti, M. (2020) Winter collection of the underutilized berry Corema album (L.): new insights on its maturation progression. Agricultural Research & Technology: Open Access Journal, 24(4), 556274. DOI:10.19080/ARTOAJ.2020.24.556274.

Summary:

Increasing interest in Corema album L. is raising due to the appealing white colour and potential health benefits related to its bioactive composition. White fruits production culminates in late August on coastal dunes, but fruits of various colours are present almost till flowering (late February). We undertook a preliminary physical-chemical characterisation (biometric, CIELab colour, pH, soluble solids content and titrable acidity) of a late fruit collection to disentangle maturity progression and to reveal latent qualities for future utilisation. Irrespective of fruit perceived colouration (white, translucent, brown, brown with black spots and black), the characterized high acidity (1-3 g.100 mL-1) is suggestive that over-mature fruits can still be further explored as food additives. Moreover, using a multivariate exploratory technique, we found a clear fruit’s maturation progression from white/translucent to black, a so-far unreported maturity stage. Addressing gaps in plant phenology and fruit’s maturity behaviour is needed before undertaking cultivation.


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Team

  • Winter collection of the underutilized berry Corema album (L.): new insights on its maturation progression Carla Sofia Marques de Alegria Stable Isotope Ecology and Ecosystems Functioning
  • Winter collection of the underutilized berry Corema album (L.): new insights on its maturation progression Cristina Maria Filipe Máguas Silva Hanson Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology - ESFE
  • Winter collection of the underutilized berry Corema album (L.): new insights on its maturation progression Manuela Giovanetti Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology - ESFE