How does harvest time affect the major fatty acids and bioactive compounds in hazelnut cultivars (Corylus avellana L.)?




Antioxidant, Corylus avellana, Fatty acids, Oleic acid, Phenolics, Protein


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of harvest time on the protein, oil, fatty acids and bioactive compounds in hazelnut cultivars (Corylus avellana L. cvs. ‘Tombul’, ‘Palaz’, ‘Çakıldak’, ‘Okay 28’ and ‘Allahverdi’). The harvest was carried out at 7 different periods with weekly intervals from 20 July to 31 August. As the harvest time progressed, increases and decreases were detected in protein, oil, fatty acids and bioactive compounds. The highest oil content was measured in the H5 and H6 harvest periods. The highest content was determined in H3 for oleic acid. Higher total phenolics, total flavonoids and antioxidant activity were obtained in the first 3 harvest periods than in the other periods. The present findings revealed that the protein, fatty acids and bioactive compounds in hazelnut cultivars may differ according to the harvest time. The results obtained will provide clearer ideas to both the industry and the producers about the optimum harvest time for the intended use of these cultivars.


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Balık H İrfan, Kayalak Balık S, Karakaya O, Ozturk B. How does harvest time affect the major fatty acids and bioactive compounds in hazelnut cultivars (Corylus avellana L.)?. Grasas aceites [Internet]. 2024Mar.14 [cited 2024May25];75(1):2024. Available from: