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Antioxidant activity of winter melon (Benincasa Hispida) seeds using conventional soxhlet extraction technique

B., Mandana and Abdul Rahman, Russly and S. T., Farah and Mohd Adzahan, Noranizan and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam and Ganjloo, Ali (2012) Antioxidant activity of winter melon (Benincasa Hispida) seeds using conventional soxhlet extraction technique. International Food Research Journal, 19 (1). pp. 229-234. ISSN ISSN: 1985-4668

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In this study, the effect of different solvent including ethanol, n-hexane and ethyl acetate on antioxidant activity and total phenolic content (TPC) of winter melon (Benincasa hispida) seeds extract was investigated using conventional Soxhlet extraction (CSE). DPPH and ABTS scavenging activity and TPC results indicated that the seed extracts obtained using ethanol possessed the highest antioxidant activity and followed by ethyl acetate and n-hexane. By considering obtained results, it was clear that there was a high positive correlation between TPC and antioxidant activity. Linoleic acid forms a significant percentage of unsaturated fatty acids of the seed extract (60.6%). It is well known that essential fatty acids including linoleic acid and linolenic acid which are detected in extracts play important roles in preventing many disease and abnormal differentiation problems. B. hispida seeds are potential source of natural antioxidant compounds to replace synthetic antioxidants.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6605/27855
Uncontrolled Keywords: Winter melon (Benincasa hispida), conventional soxhlet, extraction (CSE), antioxidant activity, essential fatty acids
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Professor Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 07:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27855

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