Whitening and Antioxidant Activities of Solvent Extracts from Hot-Air Dried Allium hookeri

열풍건조 삼채의 분획별 미백 및 항산화 활성에 관한 연구

  • Jeong, Su-Ji (Department of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Kyoung-Hee (Department of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Yook, Hong-Sun (Department of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University)
  • 정수지 (충남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김경희 (충남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 육홍선 (충남대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2015.02.17
  • Accepted : 2015.05.14
  • Published : 2015.06.30


The study analyzed the antioxidant and whitening activities of fractions from hot-air-dried Allium hookeri (HADAH). The total polyphenol contents in fractions from HADAH extract showed the highest value ($171.07{\pm}7.55mg/g$ GAE) in ethyl acetate fraction of roots. Antioxidant activities of leaf and root parts were significantly higher in the ethyl acetate fraction. HADAH showed higher whitening activity (n-hexane fraction of leaf; 52.22% melanin production) than arbutin (65.82% melanin production), which is known as a whitening ingredient. These results suggest that HADAH extracts can be used as antioxidant and whitening materials. Thus, study of HADAH extracts showing effective whitening and physiological activities can provide efficient data for industrial use of Allium hookeri.


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