Urinary metabolites from mango (Mangifera indica L. cv. Keitt) galloyl derivatives and in vitro hydrolysis of gallotannins in physiological conditions. Academic Article uri icon


  • SCOPE: The absorption, metabolism, and excretion of mango galloyl derivatives (GD) has not yet been investigated in humans, and studies investigating repeated dosages of polyphenols are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this human pilot trial, healthy volunteers (age = 21-38 y, n = 11) consumed 400 g/day of mango-pulp (cv. Keitt) for 10 days, and seven metabolites of gallic acid (GA) were characterized and quantified in urine excreted over a 12 h period. Pyrogallol-O-sulfate and deoxypyrogallol-O-sulfate were found to be significantly more excreted between days 1 and 10 (p<0.05) from 28.5 to 55.4mg and 23.6 to 47.7mg, respectively. Additionally, the in vitro hydrolysis of gallotannins (GTs) was monitored at physiological pH and temperature conditions, and after 4h a significant (p<0.05) shift in composition from relativity high to low molecular weight GTs was observed. CONCLUSION: Seven metabolites of GA were identified in the urine of healthy volunteers, and two microbial metabolites were found to be significantly more excreted following 10 days of mango consumption. Mango GTs were also found to release free GA in conditions similar to the intestines. GTs may serve as a pool of pro-GA compounds that can be absorbed or undergo microbial metabolism.

published proceedings

  • Mol Nutr Food Res

altmetric score

  • 36.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Barnes, R. C., Krenek, K. A., Meibohm, B., Mertens-Talcott, S. U., & Talcott, S. T.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Barnes, Ryan C||Krenek, Kimberly A||Meibohm, Bernd||Mertens-Talcott, Susanne U||Talcott, Stephen T

publication date

  • March 2016