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Comparative study of antioxidant activity of imported tropical and subtropical fruits
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Food Preservation
  • Volume 22, Issue 4,  2015, pp.577-584
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Food Preservation
  • DOI : 10.11002/kjfp.2015.22.4.577
 Title & Authors
Comparative study of antioxidant activity of imported tropical and subtropical fruits
Chung, Hai-Jung;
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The objective of this study was to investigate the antioxidant activity of imported tropical and subtropical fruits including dragon fruits, green kiwi, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, and yellow mango. A seventy percent of ethanol extracts were prepared. Total phenolic content, DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl)-, ABTS (2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)), superoxide anion radical scavenging activity, FRAP (ferric reducing antioxidant power), tyrosinase inhibitory activity, and reducing power were investigated for the comparisons of antioxidant activities. The phenolic content expressed as gallic acid equivalents (GAE) was found to be highest in pomegranate (12.22 mg GAE/g), followed by pineapple (3.77 mg GAE/g). Pomegranate and pineapple exhibited higher antioxidant activity than those of other fruits except for FRAP. DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity from pomegranate were 93.00%, and 98.98%, respectively, at a concentration of 5 mg/mL, which were equal to those of ascorbic acid used for a positive control.
dragon fruit;kiwi;papaya;pineapple;antioxidant;
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