- Volume 26 Issue 2
To investigate the antioxidative effect of Korean soybeans, four kinds of soybeans(yellow, brown, black and small black bean) were selected and determined their antioxidative activities in vitro by POV method. Dark colored soybeans such as brown, black and small black soybean showed stronger antioxidative effect than pale yellow one. When compared the antioxidative effect of these soybeans in hull and dehulled condition, in dehulled soybeans, they showed the same antioxidative effect in each soybeans, but in soybean hull, dark colored soybeans showed stronger antioxidative effect than yellow soybean hull, which means the pigments of soybeans play important roles in their antioxidative activities. To separate the main components showing antioxidative effect in soybeans, these soybeans were extracted with hexane, methanol and water. The methanol extract showed the strongest antioxidative effect among them, which means the major antioxidative effect materials contained in methanol extract.