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Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids

Studien über Curcumin und Curcuminoide XXI. Unterschiede des Gehaltes an Curcuminoiden bei Curcuma longa L. und Curcuma aromatica Salisb. aus Indien während einer Saison

XXI. Variation in the content of curcuminoids in Curcuma longa L. and Curcuma aromatica Salisb. from India during one season

Zusammenfassung

Drei Typen vonCurcuma longa undC. aromatica wurden während einer Wachstumsperiode von 17 Wochen auf ihren Curcuminoidgehalt in den Knollen und im Wurzelstock untersucht. Eine Abnahme der Pigmentproduktion in Abhängigkeit von dem Entwicklungsstadium der Rhizome wurde festgestellt. Der Gesamtgehalt an Curcuminoiden beiC. longa undC. aromatica war der gleiche, doch bestand ein geringer Unterschied in der Verteilung dieser zwischen Knolle und Wurzelstock bei den beiden Spezies. Bei Betrachtung der Biomasse ist der Wurzelstock für die Isolation von Curcuminoiden besser geeignet als die Knollen.

Summary

Three varieties ofCurcuma longa andC. aromatica were investigated during a growth period of 17 weeks with respect to the content of curcuminoids in the bulbs and fingers. A decrease in pigment production as a function of maturity of the rhizomes was observed. The total content of curcuminoids was equal inC. longa andC. aromatica, but with a slight difference in distribution between the fingers and bulbs in the two species. Taking the biomass into account, the fingers will be more beneficial for the isolation of curcuminoids than the respective bulbs.

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Teønnesen, H.H., Karlsen, J., Grislingaas, A.L. et al. Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids. Z Lebensm Unters Forch 194, 570–572 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01185486

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Keywords

  • Curcumin
  • Colour Content
  • Pigment Production
  • Curcuma Longa
  • Lawesson