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2017
Volume 20
Issue 2
Topic:
Food Science and Technology
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Gramza-Michałowska A. , Kulczyński B. , Jankowiak J. , Grdeń M. 2017. COMMODITY FEATURE AND ANTIRADICAL CAPACITY OF Pu Erh TEA LEAVES AVAILABLE ON POLISH MARKET, EJPAU 20(2), #02.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume20/issue2/abs-02.html

COMMODITY FEATURE AND ANTIRADICAL CAPACITY OF PU ERH TEA LEAVES AVAILABLE ON POLISH MARKET

Anna Gramza-Michałowska, Bartosz Kulczyński, Joanna Jankowiak, Marzena Grdeń
Department of Food Service and Catering, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

In recent years an increased interest in healthy lifestyle caused that other types of tea, e.g. Pu Erh, are also increasingly selected by the consumers. Currently, Pu Erh tea is considered to promote weight loss, as well as support the treatment of numerous diseases, by neutralizing free radicals activity in the human body. Present research aimed at the evaluation of antiradical capacity of Pu Erh tea leaves available on the Polish market. The research was conducted on seven Pu Erh teas produced according to the accelerated ripening method (wo dui), supplied by Polish dealers. Pu Erh tea was subjected to traditional brewing methods, followed by DPPH and ABTS radical reducing activity assays. Tea leaves and its brews were also characterized according to the commodity value. The antiradical capacity of Pu Erh tea leaves showed that examined teas exhibited antiradical properties, however in a varied degree, not conditioned by the type of tea and brewing time. The quality of tea had no significant effect on the ability to reduce the DPPH and ABTS radicals, whereas it affected the extraction process efficiency. Pu Erh tea may be a dietary source of antioxidants, helping with the treatment of diseases caused by free radicals activity, such as diabetes or coronary heart disease.

Key words: Pu Erh, tea, Camellia sinensis, antiradical activity, DPPH, ABTS.


Anna Gramza-Michałowska
Department of Food Service and Catering, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
phone: +4861 848 7331
fax: +4861 848 7430
Wojska Polskiego 31
60-624 Poznań
Poland
email: angramza@up.poznan.pl

Bartosz Kulczyński
Department of Food Service and Catering, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Wojska Polskiego 31
60-624 Poznań
Poland

Joanna Jankowiak
Department of Food Service and Catering, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Wojska Polskiego 31
60-624 Poznań
Poland

Marzena Grdeń
Department of Food Service and Catering, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Wojska Polskiego 31
60-624 Poznań
Poland

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