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Antioxidant capacity and sugar content of honey from Blue Nile State, Sudan

Hajer, Tuhami and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Elnour, Ahmed and Bkharsa, B. E. (2017) Antioxidant capacity and sugar content of honey from Blue Nile State, Sudan. International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24. pp. 452-456. ISSN 1985-4668 E-ISSN 2231-7546

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This study aimed to evaluate antioxidant capacity of honey samples that were collected from Blue Nile State, Sudan by determining total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoids content (TFC). Antioxidant activities were evaluated using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity and ferric reducing power assay (FRAP). High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) was used for the determination of sugars content. The results showed that the highest TPC was (85.7±1 mg GAE /100g), the highest TFC was found to be (55.14 ± 1.09 mg QE /100g) using quercetin equivalent (QE) as standard and the inhibition value of (DPPH) was (52.93 ± 0.44%). The FRAP showed the highest value of (281 μM TE/100g), also the results indicated that the honey contained fructose (38.6 ± 1.8 g/100g - 42.9 ± 1.3 gL100g), and glucose (30.4 ± 0.75 - 31.7 ± 0.68 g/100g). Protein content was found to be ranging between and 0.60% and 1.04%. In conclusion, the results showed that honey is a good source of antioxidants due to the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids and carotene. Also, an excellent source of the simple reducing sugars.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4971/62307
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant capacity; sugars content; Total phenolic content Total flavonoid content
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 09:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62307

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