Changes in Volatile Compounds and Some Physicochemical Properties of European Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus L.) During Ripening Through Traditional Fermentation


JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, vol.80, no.4, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1750-3841.12836
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE


The changes in volatile compounds and some physicochemical properties of European Cranberrybush (Viburnum opulus L.) were investigated during traditional fermentation. Using the principal component analysis (PCA), relations between volatile compounds and fermentation were associated with dynamics of these compounds. In total, 58 volatile compounds were identified, 3-methylbutanoic acid (25.4% to 66.4% of identified volatile compounds) being the major constituent in raw, 2-, 3-, and 4-mo fermented European Cranberrybush fruits, while 2-octanone was dominant in 1-mo fermented sample with a 30% of the total identified volatiles. The amount of total volatile compounds was increased in the 1st month of fermentation and then decreased gradually in the following months. Acids were the dominant volatile compounds in raw and 3- to 4-mo fermented European Cranberrybush. Ketones and alcohols had the highest percentage in total volatile compounds in the 2nd and 3rd months of fermentation, respectively.