Cooking Process for Spinach and Their Effects on Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities

조리 과정 중 시금치의 항산화 활성 및 항균 활성의 변화

  • Park, Cho-Hee (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Kyoung-Hee (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Tae, Mi-Hwa (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Na-Young (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Jungbu University) ;
  • Yook, Hong-Sun (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University)
  • 박초희 (충남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김경희 (충남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 태미화 (충남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김나영 (중부대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 육홍선 (충남대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.18
  • Accepted : 2014.03.01
  • Published : 2014.04.30


This study is conducted to investigate the yield of extract, total phenolic compounds, total flavonoid compound contents, free radical scavenging activities (DPPH assay, ABTS assay), reducing power (Oyaizu's assay, FRAP assay) and antimicrobial activities of spinach according to various cooking methods (non-blanched, blanched, seasoned). The yield of non-blanched spinach is 1.64% and the extract yield of blanched spinach is 1.49%, and on the other hand, the yield of seasoned spinach is 6.01%. Total polyphenol contents of seasoned spinach is recorded as $124.31{\pm}1.37mg$ GAE/100 g FW, non-blanched spinach $51.24{\pm}0.27mg$ GAE/100 g FW, and blanched spinach $42.48{\pm}0.53mg$ GAE/100 g FW. From the total flavonoids, seasoned spinach extracts ($15.60{\pm}0.20mg$ CE/100 g FW) showed higher total flavonoid contents than non-blanched. Total antioxidant activities (DPPH assay, ABTS assay, FRAP assay, reducing power) are shown to be in the order of seasoned spinach > non-blanched spinach > blanched spinach. In the antimicrobial activities, non-blanched spinach (5, 10 mg/disc) showed antimicrobial activity against S. enterica and P. aeruginosa. The inhibition zone diameter from extracts of blanched spinach has not been detected. Seasoned spinach indicated antimicrobial activity only against P. aeruginosa (8.15 mm) at 10 mg/disc. If we are to eat a lot of non-blanched spinach, it would cause calculus. Blanching helps to prevent against calculus, since the blanching process can remove various amounts of oxalic acids. The overall results of this study demonstrate that seasoned cooked spinach would be the most efficient way of ingestion to consume antioxidant compounds.


Supported by : 농림수산식품부


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