Laranja-da-terra: potential citric fruit for Piauí State

Gabriel Barbosa da Silva Júnior, Leonardo Fonseca da Rocha, Francisco Hélcio Canuto Amaral, Marcelo Luiz de Andrade, Raimundo Falcão Neto, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante

Abstract


The work had as objecive the phisico-chemical caracterization of laranja-da-terra fruits. Five samples of 10 fruits were harvested in laranja-da-terra plants produced in home orchards of the municipality of Bom Jesus/PI and caracterized by evaluation of lenght and width, number of the seeds per fruits, weigth, soluble solids (SS), titulable acidity (TA), vitamin C and SS/AT ratio. Laranja-da-terra has good quality phisico-chemical and is a natural source of vitamin C with an average of 125.76 mg/100g of fresh fruit, low titratable acidity and high values of soluble solids and SS/AT ratio.


Keywords


Citric fruit; Fruit quality; Citrus aurantium L.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2010v31n3p557

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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