Benkeblia, Noureddine; Lopez, M.G
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Saccharides and Fructooligosaccharides Composition of Green and Ripe Averrhoa carambola, Blighia sapida and Spondias dulcis Fruits
Date of Publication
The maturation of fruits is characterized by numerous compositional changes during ripening and these changes contribute in their quality attributes. This study aimed to assess the contents of saccharides and potential fructooligosaccharides (FOS) of ackee (Blighia sapida K÷enig), carambola (Averrhoa carambola) and June plum (Spondias dulcis), at green and ripe stages. Beside glucose and fructose and lower sucrose content, three short chain fructooligosaccharides were identified in ackee fruit, namely 1-kestose (1F-▀-d-fructofuranosyl sucrose), nystose (1F(1-▀-d-fructofuranosyl)2 sucrose) and DP5 (1F(1-▀-d-fructofuranosyl)3 sucrose), while in carambola and June plum DP5 (1F(1-▀-d-fructofuranosyl)3 sucrose) was not detected. Ripening stage also affected significantly the contents of these saccharides and sFOS.....