Flavonoid composition of lemon-yellow sorghum genotypes. Academic Article uri icon


  • Flavonoid composition of lemon-yellow sorghums grown in two locations in Texas, USA was evaluated and compared with that of white and red sorghums using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC-PDA). Sorghums from Lubbock were brighter in colour and had minimal weathering compared to those from College Station. Sorghums with red/purple secondary plant colour had the highest levels of 3-deoxyanthocyanidins (8-187μg/g) and their levels were highest in grains from College Station (39-187μg/g). Pericarp colour did not have any effect on 3-deoxyanthocyanidin levels (p>0.05). The tan plant lemon-yellow sorghum Tx2953 had the highest levels of flavones (268-362μg/g). Among the genotypes, lemon-yellow sorghums had the highest levels of flavanones (134-1780μg/g), which are located in the pericarp and their levels were increased in the grains with a bright yellow pericarp and minimal weathering. The high flavanone levels in lemon-yellow sorghums makes this sorghum genotype a good source of those compounds.

published proceedings

  • Food Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Dykes, L., Peterson, G. C., Rooney, W. L., & Rooney, L. W.

citation count

  • 81

complete list of authors

  • Dykes, Linda||Peterson, Gary C||Rooney, William L||Rooney, Lloyd W

publication date

  • September 2011