Effects of Cold and Hot Infusions on Antioxidant Activities of Rosehip Tea Bag

Zeynep Akar, Erza Orhan, Seçil Durmuş


In this study, the antioxidant activity values of infusions at different temperatures of the commercially sold rosehip tea bag. To determine the effect of different infusion temperatures on antioxidant activity, 7 different temperatures (0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90°C) also including cold infusions temperatures were selected. Infusions of the rosehip tea bags were prepared with packaged drinking water for 5 minutes (recommended time in tea bag packaging) at these temperatures. Antioxidant activity values of the infused extracts were determined by antioxidant activity determination methods: TPC (Total Phenolic Compound), CUPRAC (Cu (II) Ion Reducing Antioxidant Capacity), FRAP (Iron (III) Ion Reducing Antioxidant Power) and ABTS•+ (2.2-azinobis- (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid)) radical scavenging assay. According to the results obtained by the antioxidant determination methods, the highest and lowest activity values for TPC, FRAP and ABTS were measured at 90°C and 0°C, respectively, and a positive correlation was found between temperature and antioxidant activity values. Contrary to the activity values determined in these methods, in the CUPRAC method, the highest and the lowest activity value was measured at 45°C and 90 °C, respectively. As determined in the CUPRAC method, infusions of rosehip tea at low temperatures may provide an advantage in terms of the solubility of some phenolics that can be denatured at high temperatures. In addition, rosehip tea infusions at lower temperatures will contribute to lower energy costs.


Antioxidant activity; Infusion; rosehip tea bag; temperature; Color

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v9i8.1455-1459.4276

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