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Identification of total carotenoids and β-carotene content in different flesh tuber colours of local sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) for pharmaceutical industry

Kammona, Suhair and Othman, Rashidi and Jaswir, Irwandi and Jamal, Parveen (2015) Identification of total carotenoids and β-carotene content in different flesh tuber colours of local sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) for pharmaceutical industry. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (17 (SpecIss)). pp. 60-63. ISSN 1991-8178

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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-spectrophotometry analysis 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 Pharmaceutical Industry.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/43579
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet potato, β-carotene, total carotenoid, HPLC
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP934 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 03:49
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2016 18:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43579

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