Study of antioxidant potential of tropical fruit

Study of antioxidant potential of tropical fruit. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 1 (1): 10. pp. 53-57. ISSN 2010-3638 (2011)


This research work was carried out to quantify the total phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoides, vitamin C contents, reported as antioxidants, in the extracts of four locally available varieties of durian. Fruit was extracted using dichloromethane: pentane (1:1 v/v) and subjected to study the various quality parameters. The total phenolic contents from durian fruit extract, determined following the Folin-ciocalteu assay were found in the range of 690.62–998.29 mg/L, showing the significant inter-varietals variations. The total flavonoids and vitamin C contents from fruit extract were found in the range of 211.36–220.34 and 18.87–25.1 mg/L, respectively.
Whereas, the total carotenoides contents of fruit extract were found in a low concentrations i.e. 0.05–0.08 mg/L. The statistical analysis showed significant (p < 0.05) variations in the total phenolic, carotenoides and vitamin C contents while non-significant (p > 0.05) variation in total flavonoids contents among different varieties of durian. Caffeic acid and quercetin were the dominant antioxidant substances found in durian. In conclusion, the bioactivity of ripe durian was high and the total polyphenols were the main contributors to the overall antioxidant capacity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antioxidant capacity, Phytochemicals, Bioactive compounds, Durian (Durio zibethinus Murray), Total phenolics
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Chemistry
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Food Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 04:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 04:12
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