Antioxidant profile of selected Mediterranean red wines

Nat Prod Res. 2013;27(10):855-61. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2012.673608. Epub 2012 Mar 29.


The polyphenolic composition and antioxidant properties of selected red wines from Morocco were evaluated. All of the wines tested showed very similar anthocyanin and flavonol patterns: individual compound contents resulted generally higher in comparison to conventional wines. Samples revealed a higher reducing capacity than radical scavenging property and a good correlation between antioxidant activity and polyphenolic content values. Each wine exhibited not only a moderate to high natural preserving capacity but also potentially beneficial influence on human health.

MeSH terms

  • Anthocyanins / chemistry
  • Antioxidants / chemistry*
  • Biphenyl Compounds / chemistry
  • Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching
  • Free Radical Scavengers / chemistry
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Morocco
  • Picrates / chemistry
  • Polyphenols / chemistry
  • Wine / analysis*


  • Anthocyanins
  • Antioxidants
  • Biphenyl Compounds
  • Free Radical Scavengers
  • Picrates
  • Polyphenols
  • 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl