HPLC study on the carotenoid composition of Calendula products

Eszter Bakó, József Deli, Gyula Tóth

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The authors report on the HPLC investigation of the carotenoid composition of the steams, leaves, petals and pollens of Calendula officinalis L. In the petals and pollens, the main carotenoids were flavoxanthin and auroxanthin while the stem and leaves mostly contained lutein and β-carotene. Five different herbal tea and two tinctures made from the flower of C. officinalis L. were also investigated and the carotenoid composition of the industrial products was compared to the starting material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-250
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of biochemical and biophysical methods
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2002



  • Calendula
  • Carotenoids
  • HPLC analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry

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