Variability of Lutein Content in Peas (Pisum sativum L.) in Relation to the Variety, Season and Chlorophyll Content (2009)
Variability of Lutein Content in Peas (Pisum sativum L.) in Relation to the Variety, Season and Chlorophyll Content
Lutein and β-carotene contents in 32 samples of field peas with green (ii), yellow (I.) and orange cotyledons (OrcOrc) were determined. The highest lutein concentration ranging between 0.768 and 1.394 mg/100g was found in varieties with green cotyledons (median 0.978 mg/100g). Yellow cotyledons contained lower amount of lutein, median = 0.692 mg/100g. Big variation in lutein content was found in tested breeding lines with orange cotyledons. Content of β -carotene in field peas with green cotyledons ranged between 0.1-0.2 mg/100g. A strong correlation (r = 0.77, p < 0.01) between lutein and chlorophyll contents was found.
Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 27 (2009): S188-S191 [ abstract ] [ fulltext ]