Alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol (α-T, β-T, γ-T and σ-T) were determined in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivars Florunner, Sunrunner, Southern Runner, AT-127, GK-7, NC-7, NC-9 and GK-3. There were significant differences in tocopherol content among runner- and virginia-type peanut cultivars, and these differences were affected by the degree of maturation. α-T decreased with maturation for all of the cultivars except Florunner. γ-T increased with maturation for GK-7, NC-9 and GK-3 but decreased for Florunner. For the mature nuts, Florunner and NC-9 had the highest levels of α-T while GK-3 and Southern Runner had the lowest levels. GK-7 and Sunrunner had the highest levels of γ-T, while the lowest levels were in Florunner and GK-3.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1993|
- Arachis hypogaea L
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry