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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura

Print version ISSN 0100-2945On-line version ISSN 1806-9967


OLIVEIRA, MARIA ELISABETH BARROS DE et al. Major free amino acids in cashew apple juice: behaviour during the harvest season. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2002, vol.24, n.1, pp.133-137. ISSN 0100-2945.

The major free amino acids in cashew apple juice were studied during the crop season August to November 1995. The cashew apples were obtained from the clone CCP 09 cultivated in the county of Pio IX, state of Piauí-Brazil. Analysis were carried out in five samples harvested at twenty-one days intervals by using an amino acid analyser. The amino acids present in the juice were preliminary evaluated. Only the major eight ones were selected. The major amino acids detected, in decreasing order were: alanine, serine, phenylalanine, leucine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, proline and tyrosine.

Keywords : free amino acid; juice; cashew apple.

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