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Identification of total carotenoids and β-carotene content in local sweet potato (Ipomoea Batatas) for Halal pharmaceutical industry

Hussein, Suhair and Jaswir, Irwandi and Jamal, Parveen and Othman, Rashidi (2014) Identification of total carotenoids and β-carotene content in local sweet potato (Ipomoea Batatas) for Halal pharmaceutical industry. In: Malaysia International Halal Research & Education Conference 2014 (MIHREC 2014), 2-4 December 2014, Marriot Putrajaya Hotel.

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Abstract

Five varieties of sweet potato tuber in Malaysia, have been studied for their total carotenoid contents and βeta- carotene content through spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatography HPLC analysis. This study was conducted to compare carotenoids content in local orange, yellow, purple and white sweet potato tuber pulp. UV-spectrophotometryanalysis revealed that the orange sweet potato tuber flesh had the highest both β-carotene content and total carotenoid concentrations comparing to other sweet potato tuber flesh colors. Malaysian orange sweet potato showed the highest values of total carotenoid content and β-carotene concentration while white sweet potato showed the lowest levels of total carotenoid content and beta-carotene. In general, results of this study revealed that carotenoid content can differ with type of sweet potatoes flesh tuber. This study aimed to evaluate the high nutritional value of local sweet potatoes in Malaysia and their potential use in halal Pharmaceutical Industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5784/42779 --ISBN: 9789679603590, Proceedings of Malaysia International Halal Research & Education Conference 2014,
Uncontrolled Keywords: :Sweet potato, β-carotene, spectrophotometry, HPLC Analysis.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Irwandi Jaswir
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 11:38
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42779

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