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Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2007;58(1):77-82.

[Significance of organic crops in health prevention illustrated by the example of organic paprika (Capsicumannuum)].

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Zakład Zywności Ekologicznej, Katedra Zywności Funkcjonalnej i Towaroznawstwa, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie 02-776 Warszawa.


The paprika fruits are perfect source of bioactive compounds as carotenoids (beta-carotene and lutein), flavonoids and vitamin C. The aim of work was to determine the content of bioactive compounds in paprika fruits from organic and conventional cultivation. Organic and conventional paprika fruits were chemically analyzed. The results obtained showed that organic paprika contained more total and reducing sugars, vitamin C and flavonoids than conventional one. Additionally organic paprika fruits had slightly higher acidity than conventional fruits.

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