Submitted to: LC GC North America
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/24/2005
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Citation: Rimando, A.M., Cody, R. 2005. Determination of stilbenes in blueberries. LCGC North America. 23(11):1192-1200.
Technical Abstract: There is growing evidence that blueberries have powerful disease-fighting properties. The diminutive dusky blue fruit has recently caught the attention of researchers and is attributed with such human health benefits as high antioxidant activity, anti-aging properties, the ability to improve eyesight and brain function, and lipid-lowering properties. Recent studies have correlated the high antioxidant activity of blueberries with their total phenolic content. Phenolics include a group of compounds called stilbenes. This article discusses a study to determine the presence of the stilbenes resveratrol, pterostilbene, and piceatannol in blueberries by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry in a selected ion monitoring mode.