Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany

Research Article - Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany (2017) Volume 1, Issue 1

Study on the flavonoids and pectin contents in different okra (Abelmoschus escullentus L.) accessions

Okra (Abelmoschus escullentus) is a cash crop with health care function. To determine the content of flavonoids and pectin, 7 accessions and diverse tissues were detected. The results showed that significant discrepancy was found among the 7 accessions and different tissues. The flowers of YGF and tender siliques of JQK had the highest level of flavonoids, reaching 2.56% and 2.03% respectively. Moreover, the content of pectin in the dry powder of KLB was the highest (21.71%). The highest content of pectin was 18.89% in the determination of the different fruit parts of MRZ, higher than that in leaves, seeds roots. The data of flavonoids and pectin content was conducive to further development of okra in the field of medicine, food and agriculture.

Author(s): Shucan Liu, Ji Huang, Meiling Li, Cheng Zhang, Jingjing Zhu,YanKe Zhao, Xinhong Guo*, Jiazhuo Ye*

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