Morphological and antiradical characteristics of Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa Thunb.) fruits canned in different kind of honeys and in beverages prepared from honey


  • Katarí­na Fatrcová-Šramková Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Human Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376414324
  • Ján Brindza Slovak University of Agriculutre in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Institute of Biological Conservation and Biosafety, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376414787
  • Eva Ivanišová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Technology and Quality of Plant Products, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376414421
  • Tünde Jurí­ková Constantine the Philosopher University, Faculty of Central European Studies, Institute for Teacher Training, Faculty of Central European Studies, Dražovská 4, 949 74 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376408855
  • Marianna Schwarzová Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Department of Human Nutrition, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376414886
  • Vladimí­ra Horčinová Sedláčková Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Biosafety, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia, Tel.: +421376414779
  • Olga Grygorieva M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden of Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Timiryazevska 1, 01014 Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel.: +380671988082



antioxidant activity, DPPH radical, honey, morphology., Rosa rugose


The aim of the work was to determined the basic morphological and morphometric traits of rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa Thunb.) and antiradical activity of fruit pulp canned in different kind of honeys and in beverages prepared from honey. In experiments there were used 4 genotypes of roses originated from arboretum Mlyňany (Slovakia). The evaluation of 11 morphometric traits of fruit showed that the average weight of the fresh fruit without pedicle reached up 5.14 - 5.46 g, the weight of pedicle was 0.05 - 0.08 g, weight of pulp and seeds 4.80 - 5.13 g, weight of calyx 0.25 - 0.31 g, length and width of fruit (16.10 - 18.13 mm, 21.38 - 22.46 mm), the number of seeds in fruit 48.45 - 71.05, thickness of pulp 2.63 - 2.97 mm. Separated fruit pulp was canned at 40 °C and 80 °C and premixed in robinia honey and honeydew honey. Beverages were prepared by mixture of fruit pulp in honey (15 g) with cold water (150 mL). Antiradical activity was determined by DPPH method in fruit pulp (in methyl alcohol and water extracts), in honeys (black locust honey and honeydew honey) and beverages. There had been confirmed statistically significant differences in morphological traits, especially in colour and shape of fruit. Antiradical activity of fresh fruit pulp in methyl alcohol extract was determined 94.59%, in water extract 89.71%. Antiradical activity of black locust honey was 7.63%, honeydew honey 6.54%. Antiradical activity was determined also adding honeydew honey and black locust honey to fresh pulp of fruit prepared at 80 °C (33.55% and 77.58%). In beverages prepared from fresh pulp, honey and water it was investigated the higher values of antiradical activity in samples with addition of honeydew honey (81.81 - 83.86%) in comparison with robinia honey (75.57 - 79.96%).


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Fatrcová-Šramková, K. ., Brindza, J. ., Ivanišová, E. ., Jurí­ková, T. ., Schwarzová, M. ., Horčinová Sedláčková, V. ., & Grygorieva, O. (2019). Morphological and antiradical characteristics of Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa Thunb.) fruits canned in different kind of honeys and in beverages prepared from honey. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 13(1), 497–506.

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