Volatile components from mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars

J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Mar 23;53(6):2213-23. doi: 10.1021/jf0402633.


The volatile components of 20 mango cultivars were investigated by means of simultaneous distillation-extraction, GC, and GC-MS. Three hundred and seventy-two compounds were identified, of which 180 were found for the first time in mango fruit. The total concentration of volatiles was approximately 18-123 mg/kg of fresh fruit. Terpene hydrocarbons were the major volatiles of all cultivars, the dominant terpenes being delta-3-carene (cvs. Haden, Manga amarilla, Macho, Manga blanca, San Diego, Manzano, Smith, Florida, Keitt, and Kent), limonene (cvs. Delicioso, Super Haden, Ordonez, Filipino, and La Paz), both terpenes (cv. Delicia), terpinolene (cvs. Obispo, Corazon, and Huevo de toro), and alpha-phellandrene (cv. Minin). Other qualitative and quantitative differences among the cultivars could be demonstrated.

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, Gas
  • Fruit / chemistry*
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Mangifera / chemistry*
  • Odorants / analysis*
  • Terpenes / analysis
  • Volatilization


  • Terpenes