Carotenoid Composition of the Fruit of Red Mamey (Pouteria sapota)

Enrique Murillo, Erika Turcsi, Ildikó Szabó, Yesuri Mosquera, Attila Agócs, V. Nagy, Gergely Gulyás-Fekete, J. Deli

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The detailed carotenoid analysis of red mamey (Pouteria sapota) was achieved by HPLC-DAD-MS, chemical tests, and cochromatography with authentic samples. Altogether 47 components were detected and 34 identified from the total extract or after fractionation with column chromatography. The main carotenoids were cryptocapsin, sapotexanthin, and capsanthin 5,6-epoxide. Some further minor components containing the κ-end group with or without a hydroxy group and their 5,6-epoxy precursors were identified. Some comments are made about the biosynthesis of κ-carotenoids in red mamey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7148-7155
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2016



  • biosynthesis
  • Column chromatography
  • Mamey
  • κ-carotenoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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