Physiological Activity and Antioxidative Effect of Methanol Extract from Onion (Allium cepa L.)

양파 메탄올 추출물의 생리활성 및 항산화효과

  • Published : 2000.04.01


Onion was extracted by methyl alcohol and some physiological activities and antioxidative effect of the extracts on soybean oil, corn oil, lard and shortening were compared with commercial antioxidants such as $\alpha$-tocopherol and BHT. The electron donating ability was about 70% at concentration above of 30mg/mL. Nitrite scavenging effects of all concentrations diminished at higher pH, while in the case of pH 1.2, it showed a nitrite scavenging effect of more than 80% af concentration above of 30mg/mL. And also, the angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory effect was good above 80%. The soybean oil, corn oil, lard and shortening containing different levels of the onion extract were stored at 6$0^{\circ}C$ to evaluate the antioxidative activity of onion extracts. Peroxide value, acid value and TBA value of each oil were detected. Onion extract was very effective to retard oxidation of soybean oil, corn oil and lard, and especially, the very high antioxidative effect was observed for lard.