Volatile composition and sensory and quality attributes of quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) fruits as affected by water stress

Griñán, Isabel and Galindo, A. and Rodríguez Hernández, Pedro and Morales, D. and Corell González, Mireia and Centeno Muñoz, Ana and Torrecillas, A. and Carbonell Barrachina, Ángel Antonio and Hernández, Francisca (2019). Volatile composition and sensory and quality attributes of quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) fruits as affected by water stress. "Scientia Horticulturae", v. 244 ; pp. 68-74. ISSN 0304-4238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.09.013.

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Title: Volatile composition and sensory and quality attributes of quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) fruits as affected by water stress
Author/s:
  • Griñán, Isabel
  • Galindo, A.
  • Rodríguez Hernández, Pedro
  • Morales, D.
  • Corell González, Mireia
  • Centeno Muñoz, Ana
  • Torrecillas, A.
  • Carbonell Barrachina, Ángel Antonio
  • Hernández, Francisca
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Scientia Horticulturae
Date: January 2019
ISSN: 0304-4238
Volume: 244
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: HydroSOStainable fruits; Sensory quality; Underutilized crops; Water deficit
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Producción Agraria
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

No information exists on the effect of water deficit on quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) fruit quality characteristics. In this paper, the effect of withholding irrigation water in the middle of the rapid fruit growth period on yield, main fruit physicochemical characteristics, sensory profile, and volatile composition of quince (cv. BA-29) was studied. The linear fruit growth phase was seen to be a critical phenological period for the marketable yield of quince because water deficit decreased the fruit weight, size, and moisture content. Also, this period was clearly critical for the fruit’s chemical characteristics. Water deficit induced important changes in an important number of the identified volatile compounds, characterized by decreases on pear, pineapple and apple sensory descriptors and increases on the green-herbaceous sensory descriptors. Moreover, total soluble solids increased and the total polyphenols content and antioxidant activity decreased as a result of water deficit effect, even though the still high levels of total polyphenols, regardless of the fruit water status, suggested that quinces can be used as an important source of natural antioxidants. The fruit sensory analysis indicated that the peel colour intensity of fruits from the water deficit treatment increased and fruit flesh texture improved. Indeed, the main handicaps for its consumption as fresh fruit (corkiness and fibreness) severely decreased and crunchiness increased.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainAGL2016-75794-C4-1-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedProductos hidrosostenibles: identificación de debilidades y fortalezas, optimización del procesado, creación de marca propia, y estudio de su aceptación en el mercado europeo

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Item ID: 67955
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67955/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67955
DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2018.09.013
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030442381830623X?via%3Dihub
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Nov 2021 14:13
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 14:13
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