Antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content of Malaysian underutilized fruits

Antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content of Malaysian underutilized fruits. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 22 (5). pp. 388-393. ISSN 0889-1575 (2009)


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant capacity (AC) and total phenolic content (TPC)of selected Malaysian underutilized fruits. The 58 underutilized fruits of 32 different species from 21 genera were analyzed for AC and TPC. AC was measured using b-carotene bleaching, ferric reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP) and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) assays, and TPC was determined using the Folin–Ciocalteu reagent assay. Our findings showed that the fruits from genera of Pometia, Averrhoa, Syzygium, Sallacca, Phyllanthus, Garcinia, Sandoricum and Maipighia had higher AC compared to other studied genera. Among the underutilized fruits, Sandoricum and Phyllanthus fruits contained the highest TPC (>2000 mg/100 g edible portion). The correlation between AC and TPC varied. The study indicated that some of these underutilized fruits have the potential to be sources of antioxidant components.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Underutilized fruit, Inhibition of oxidation activity, Antioxidant activity, Scavenging activity, Total phenolic content, Food analysis, Food composition
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Food Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 07:41
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2020 07:42
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