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Prunus domestica

  • T. K. LimEmail author
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Abstract

Prunus domestica is believed to have originated in the area of the Caucusus and Asia Minor. First findings of primitive cultivars were reported to occur in Central Europe about 500 BC, probably known already by the Celtic and Teutonic tribes. Subse­quently the fruit was distributed to countries in central Europe by the Romans. It is pro­bable that high quality cultivars originated from southeast Europe after the Middle Ages, and distributed throughout Europe by the seventeenth century. Plum is now cultivated globally in temperate to warm-temperate regions, predominantly in Central, S and SE Europe, further on in N Africa, W Asia, India and North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and in south America.

Keywords

Chlorogenic Acid Total Antioxidant Capacity Anthocyanin Content Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Superoxide Radical Scavenge Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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