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Evaluation of brans of different rice varieties for their anti-oxidative and anti-hyperglycemic potentials

Abu Bakar, Tanko and Marikkar, Mohammed Nazrim and Saleh, Abu Bakar and Azlan, Azlina and Jivan, Make (2016) Evaluation of brans of different rice varieties for their anti-oxidative and anti-hyperglycemic potentials. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 41. ISSN 0145-8884 (In Press)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the antioxidant and anti-hyperglycaemic potentials of bran extracts of seven traditional rice varieties against those of three commercial varieties. The total polyphenolic content and antioxidant activities, the α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory potentials of the rice bran extracts were studied in vitro using relevant assays. The results showed that the rice bran extracts of traditional varieties namely, Beras merah and Beras hitam displayed significantly higher alpha glucosidase inhibition (96.56 % and 81.52 %) and alpha amylase inhibition (88.44 % and 84.27 %) than the other varieties. Being high in polyphenolic content, they tended to display better anti-oxidant capacities than the commercial varieties. Hence, brans of traditional rice varieties such Beras merah and Beras hitam could be potentially useful as raw materials for nutritional supplements and natural anti-diabetic agents.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7414/53969
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice bran, α-amylase inhibition, α-glucosidase inhibition, Antioxidants
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr Mohammed Nazrim Marikkar
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 12:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53969

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