Research Article

Mineral content is related to antioxidant and antimutagenic properties of grape juice

Published: September 03, 2012
Genet. Mol. Res. 11 (3) : 3154-3163 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.September.3.4
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(2012). Mineral content is related to antioxidant and antimutagenic properties of grape juice. Genet. Mol. Res. 11(3): gmr1792. https://doi.org/10.4238/2012.September.3.4
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Abstract

Grape juices are an important source of food antioxidants. Unfortunately, there is little data about the mineral composition and the antioxidant, mutagenic and antimutagenic activities of grape juice in eukaryote cells. We evaluated the mineral contents (Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Si, S, Cl) of grape juices, the antioxidant, mutagenic and/or antimutagenic activities of the juices in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and looked for a possible association between mineral content and antioxidant, mutagenic and/or antimutagenic activities of juice samples. Eight commercial grape juices, four purple (Bordo variety) and four white (Niagara variety), were evaluated. Most of the minerals were in similar concentrations in purple and white grape juices, except for calcium and copper; purple grapes had more calcium content and white grapes had more copper content. All grape juices had important antioxidant and antimutagenic activities in S. cerevisiae and prevented the oxidative damage provoked by hydrogen peroxide (P

Grape juices are an important source of food antioxidants. Unfortunately, there is little data about the mineral composition and the antioxidant, mutagenic and antimutagenic activities of grape juice in eukaryote cells. We evaluated the mineral contents (Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Si, S, Cl) of grape juices, the antioxidant, mutagenic and/or antimutagenic activities of the juices in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and looked for a possible association between mineral content and antioxidant, mutagenic and/or antimutagenic activities of juice samples. Eight commercial grape juices, four purple (Bordo variety) and four white (Niagara variety), were evaluated. Most of the minerals were in similar concentrations in purple and white grape juices, except for calcium and copper; purple grapes had more calcium content and white grapes had more copper content. All grape juices had important antioxidant and antimutagenic activities in S. cerevisiae and prevented the oxidative damage provoked by hydrogen peroxide (P