Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is one of the most consumed vegetables worldwide due to its low caloric intake and high fiber, minerals, and phenolic compounds, making it a high-quality functional food. However, fruit quality attributes can be affected by pre-harvest factors, especially environmental stresses. This research aimed to evaluate the influence of two shading nets (white net −30% and pearl grey net −40% shading degree) on the yield and phytochemical profile of tomato fruits grown in summer under the Mediterranean climate. Mineral and organic acid content (by ion chromatography-IC), phenolic profile (by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-UHPLC coupled with an Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry-HRMS), carotenoid content (by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection-HPLC-DAD), and antioxidant activities DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP (by UV-VIS spectrophotometry) were determined. Tomato fruits grown under the pearl grey net recorded the highest values of total phenolic compounds (14,997 µg 100 g−1 of fresh weight) and antioxidant activities DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP, without affecting either fruit color or marketable yield. The reduction of solar radiation through pearl grey nets proved to be an excellent tool to increase the phytochemical quality of tomato fruits during summer cultivation in a Mediterranean environment.

Pearl grey shading net boosts the accumulation of total carotenoids and phenolic compounds that accentuate the antioxidant activity of processing tomato / Formisano, L.; Ciriello, M.; El Nakhel, C.; Poledica, M.; Starace, G.; Graziani, G.; Ritieni, A.; De Pascale, S.; Rouphael, Y.. - In: ANTIOXIDANTS. - ISSN 2076-3921. - 10:12(2021), p. 1999. [10.3390/antiox10121999]

Pearl grey shading net boosts the accumulation of total carotenoids and phenolic compounds that accentuate the antioxidant activity of processing tomato

Formisano L.;Ciriello M.;El Nakhel C.;Starace G.;Graziani G.;Ritieni A.;De Pascale S.
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Rouphael Y.
2021

Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is one of the most consumed vegetables worldwide due to its low caloric intake and high fiber, minerals, and phenolic compounds, making it a high-quality functional food. However, fruit quality attributes can be affected by pre-harvest factors, especially environmental stresses. This research aimed to evaluate the influence of two shading nets (white net −30% and pearl grey net −40% shading degree) on the yield and phytochemical profile of tomato fruits grown in summer under the Mediterranean climate. Mineral and organic acid content (by ion chromatography-IC), phenolic profile (by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-UHPLC coupled with an Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry-HRMS), carotenoid content (by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection-HPLC-DAD), and antioxidant activities DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP (by UV-VIS spectrophotometry) were determined. Tomato fruits grown under the pearl grey net recorded the highest values of total phenolic compounds (14,997 µg 100 g−1 of fresh weight) and antioxidant activities DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP, without affecting either fruit color or marketable yield. The reduction of solar radiation through pearl grey nets proved to be an excellent tool to increase the phytochemical quality of tomato fruits during summer cultivation in a Mediterranean environment.
2021
Pearl grey shading net boosts the accumulation of total carotenoids and phenolic compounds that accentuate the antioxidant activity of processing tomato / Formisano, L.; Ciriello, M.; El Nakhel, C.; Poledica, M.; Starace, G.; Graziani, G.; Ritieni, A.; De Pascale, S.; Rouphael, Y.. - In: ANTIOXIDANTS. - ISSN 2076-3921. - 10:12(2021), p. 1999. [10.3390/antiox10121999]
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