2008 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 198-204
In this study, we examined changes in radical-scavenging activity, as well as in ascorbic acid content, total phenol content and color, in 6 kinds of shredded vegetables during storage. Radical-scavenging activity, ascorbic acid content and total phenol content of red cabbage were initially higher than those of the other vegetables. In shredded vegetables stored at 10°C for 7 days under air or under nitrogen gas, radical-scavenging activity remained unchanged, but ascorbic acid in green pepper decreased in the first day and remained unchanged thereafter. Total phenolics also remained relatively constant in shredded vegetables during storage.