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Determination of free and esterified carotenoid composition in rose hip fruit by HPLC-DAD-APCI+-MS

  • Lijie Zhong
  • Karl Erik Gustavsson
  • Stina Oredsson
  • Bartosz Głąb
  • Jenny Lindberg Yilmaz
  • Marie E. Olsson
Publishing year: 2016-11-01
Language: English
Pages: 541-550
Publication/Series: Food Chemistry
Volume: 210
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Rose hip fruit, which contains high concentration of carotenoids is commonly used for different food products in Europe and it is considered to have medical properties. In this study, a simple, rapid and efficient HPLC-DAD-APCI+-MS method was developed and applied to identify and quantify the carotenoids in rose hip fruit of four rose species, including both unsaponified and saponified extract. In the unsaponified extract 23 carotenoid esters were detected, in which either rubixanthin ester or violaxanthin ester was the dominant component of the ester composition. In the saponified extract 21 carotenoids, including 11 xanthophylls and 10 carotenes were detected. This is the first time the total carotenoid composition, including the carotenoid esters in rose hip fruit were identified and quantified. This work reveals the potential of rose hip fruit to be utilized as a healthy dietary material and give chemical information for the possible future development in the pharmacology field.


  • Food Science
  • Carotenoids
  • Fatty acid
  • Identification
  • Rose hip fruit
  • Saponification
  • Xanthophyll ester


  • ISSN: 0308-8146
Stina Oredsson
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LUCC - Lund University Cancer Centre

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Animal Physiology


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