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Antioxidant profile of selected Mediterranean red wines.

Research paper by Gian Carlo GC Tenore, Roberto R Ciampaglia

Indexed on: 30 Mar '12Published on: 30 Mar '12Published in: Natural product research



Abstract

The polyphenolic composition and antioxidant properties of selected red wines from Morocco were evaluated. All of the wines tested showed very similar anthocyanin and flavonol patterns: individual compound contents resulted generally higher in comparison to conventional wines. Samples revealed a higher reducing capacity than radical scavenging property and a good correlation between antioxidant activity and polyphenolic content values. Each wine exhibited not only a moderate to high natural preserving capacity but also potentially beneficial influence on human health.