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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Exploring indicators of food choice for chimpanzees at Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire : aroma and antioxidants
Authors: Opitz, Sebastian EW
Guessan, Antoine KN
Konan, Georgette
Smrke, Samo
Glöss, Alexia
Schönbächler, Barbara
Klopprogge, Babette
Ahoua, Constant
Yeretzian, Chahan
et. al: No
DOI: 10.33552/WJASS.2020.04.000588
Published in: World Journal of Agriculture and Soil Science
Volume(Issue): 4
Issue: 2
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Iris Publishers
ISSN: 2641-6379
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 664: Food technology
Abstract: This study explored the food choice for chimpanzees at Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire and attempted to link these to the aroma and antioxidants content. The focus was on the aroma composition and antioxidant content of the fruits of the tree Sacoglottis gabonensis (Baill.) Urb., S. gabonensis, at different ripeness stages, in order to elucidate potential drivers for the selection of presumably ripe fruits by the apes. Flavour analyses have revealed clear differences between the unripe, ripe and to a lesser extent also between ripe and overripe fruits. Eating fruits at a ripe stage implies that chimpanzees are rewarded with high level of macro-nutrients, e.g. carbohydrates together with low content of unwanted bitter compounds. Yet, ripe fruits do not represent a ripeness stage with highest antioxidant content and highest antioxidant content was found in unripe fruit, which is gradually decreasing while ripening.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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