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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 174-179.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2019.01.025

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Difference Between Ingredients of Citrus chachiensis Tanaka and Other Typical Citrus

LUO Zheng,GUO Yuanyuan,CHEN Feiping,GONG Xiaobo,CHEN Yulong()   

  1. Sericultural & Agri-food Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510610, China
  • Received:2018-02-09 Revised:2018-08-21 Online:2019-01-15 Published:2019-01-15
  • Contact: CHEN Yulong


In this paper, the content of soluble sugar, soluble protein, total flavonoids and total polyphenols of the peel of Citrus chachiensis Tanaka was compared with that of three other typical citrus peels, and the feasibility of other citrus peels as a substitute of C. chachiensis Tanaka was analyzed. The results showed that the soluble sugar, soluble protein, total flavonoids and total polyphenol content in the peels of Wenzhou mandarin orange, navel orange and Hubei citrus were significantly different from those of C. chachiensis Tanaka and the GC-MS method was used to detect the essential oil compositions in the peels of the above-mentioned four kinds of citrus, showing that the main contents were D-limonene, terpinenes, γ-terpineol and 2-amino benzoic acid methyl ester, with D-limonene as the highest. The characteristic contents of the essential oils of navel orange were more similar to those of C. chachiensis. The peel of navel orange as the substitute for the raw material of C. chachiensis Tanaka to produce citrus chachiensis hortorum is prospective.

Key words: dried citrus peel, active ingredient, ingredient difference, essential oils, GC-MS