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Articles » Hesperidin in Citrus Species, Quantitative Distribution During Fruit Maturation and Optimal Harvesting Time

Abstract
The experiment was done in the Citrus Research Organisation located in
Ramsar (North of Iran) and was conducted through two successive seasons of 1997
and 1998. We have studied the effect of harvest time on fruit growth and hesperidin
content of 4 Citrus species. Weight, diameter and peel thickness were characteristic
to the species. The highest hesperidin content in different Citrus species, used in
those investigations, was obtained 50 to 60 days after full bloom. Citrus species had
been differentiated according to their hesperidin content. As the local sweet orange
is cultivated on large scale in the North of Iran, therefore it is a suitable source to
produce hesperidin.
: Dr.Reza Omidbaigi
Keywords: citrus species - flavonoids - hesperidin - harvest time - fruit maturation