2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 2, PART C
Pigments in mint leaves and stems
Author(s): Monika Singh, Dr. Virginia Paul, Dr. Ritu Prakash Dubey and Supriya Yadav
Mint is the genus belonging to the Labiatae family and includes a huge diversity of varieties with different sensory properties. An important quality parameter is its colour, and the compounds responsible for it are pigments such as chlorophyll a and b, carotenoids etc. The aim of the current research was to determine the pigment content in the leaves and the stems of different mint varieties grown in Latvia. Mint of nine varieties (Mentha suaveolens ‘Apple mint’, Mentha suaveolens ‘Variegata’, Mentha spicata ‘Morocco’, Menstha piperita ‘Swiss’, Mentha piperita ‘Granada’, Mentha piperita f. citrate ‘Grapefruit’, Mentha piperita ‘Chocolate’, Mentha piperita ‘Almira’, Mentha piperita ‘Bavarian’) collected in Latvia was analysed.
How to cite this article:
Monika Singh, Dr. Virginia Paul, Dr. Ritu Prakash Dubey, Supriya Yadav. Pigments in mint leaves and stems. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(2):116-117.