Antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of different woods used in cooperage
Alañón, M. E., Castro-Vázquez, L., Díaz-Maroto, M. C., Hermosín-Gutiérrez, I., Gordon, M. H. and Pérez-Coello, M. S. (2011) Antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of different woods used in cooperage. Food Chemistry, 129 (4). pp. 1584-1590. ISSN 0308-8146
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This study has investigated the antioxidant capacity of different woods used in cooperage and the effect of the botanical species of wood on this capacity. Quercus robur and Castanea sativa were the species with the highest antioxidant capacity, due to their relatively high content of phenolic compounds. However, the phenolic content of Prunus avium samples was very low, also reflected in its antioxidant capacity. All measurements of antioxidant capacity were consistent with the content and composition of the phenolic compounds detected in the wood samples. The major contributors to the antioxidant capacity were identified as phenolic acids, including gallic, protocatechuic, p-coumaric and ellagic acid and all the ellagitannins, due to their characteristic structure.