Physicochemical composition, phytochemical analysis and biological activity of ciricote (Cordia dodecandra A. D.C.) fruit from Yucatn. Academic Article uri icon


  • The physicochemical properties, proximate composition, minerals, total polyphenols, carotenoids, phenolic compounds, antioxidant, and antibacterial activities of ciricote (Cordia dodecandra A. DC.) tropical fruit were investigated. Minerals were quantified by using micro-Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence. Lutein and -carotene were identified in ciricote fruit by using UPLC-PDA analysis. The highest values of the total polyphenols content and antioxidant activity were presented in ethanolic crude extracts obtaining by the ultrasonic-assisted method with freeze-dried fruit. The phenolic acids profile was identified and quantified by UPLC-PDA-ESI-MS. The main phenolic acids were caffeoyl hexoside, rufescenolide, quercetin 3-O-rutinoside, and rosmarinic acid. The ciricote extracts presented antibacterial activity against Staphylococus aureus (Gram+) and Salmonella typhymurium (Gram-). In conclusion, the ciricote (Cordia dodecandra A. DC.) tropical fruits could be very useful source of biological macromolecules, micro-elements, and phytochemical compounds for the food and pharmaceutical industry.

published proceedings

  • Nat Prod Res

author list (cited authors)

  • Pacheco, N., Mndez-Campos, G. K., Herrera-Pool, I. E., Alvarado-Lpez, C. J., Ramos-Daz, A., Ayora-Talavera, T., Talcott, S. U., & Cuevas-Bernardino, J. C.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Pacheco, Neith||Méndez-Campos, Gloria K||Herrera-Pool, I Emanuel||Alvarado-López, Carlos Juan||Ramos-Díaz, Ana||Ayora-Talavera, Teresa||Talcott, Susanne U||Cuevas-Bernardino, Juan C

publication date

  • June 2020