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Carotenoid diversity in 22 species of Malay traditional ulam

Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Hassan, Norazian and Mohd Zaifuddin, Fatimah Azzahra (2012) Carotenoid diversity in 22 species of Malay traditional ulam. In: PharmaTech 2012 : International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Technology, 20-21 November 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Abstract

There has been renewed interest of discovering sources of antioxidants that could help in preventing or controlling the occurrence of many chronic illness especially for the ones related to oxidative damages caused by free-radicals. These antioxidants including the yellow-orange-red pigments, collectively known as carotenoids, which some of them play vital role as pro-vitamin A that supples humans' skin and visual health. Carotenoids also act as boosters to our immune system. Interestingly, although they are yellow-to-red in colours, carotenoids are found in greater concentration in dark green leaves. Due to its location in the vicinity of the equator, Malaysia is blessed with wonderful diversity of evergreen plants yet documentation for their carotenoids' accumulation is still lacking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 3842/27433 ISBN : 9789671083314
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2012 19:43
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2012 19:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27433

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