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Comparative analysis of polyphenolic and antioxidant constituents in dried seedlings and seedless Acacia nilotica fruits

AbdErahman, Amani and Abayomi, Olalere Olusegun and Ahmed, AbdElhafz Eltahir and Nour, Abdurahman Hamid and Mohd Yunus, Rosli and Mohamed Ibrahim, Ghada and Ahmed Kabbashi, Nassereldeen (2018) Comparative analysis of polyphenolic and antioxidant constituents in dried seedlings and seedless Acacia nilotica fruits. Journal of Analysis and Testing, 2 (4). pp. 352-355. ISSN 2096-241X E-ISSN 2509-4696

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The phenolic and antioxidant constituents in Acacia nilotica fruits have become an important source of medicinal and therapeutic benefit with powerful biological properties. This study investigated the phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of powdered Acacia fruits with seeds and without seeds. The phenolic content and antioxidant capacities in them were determined using Folin–Ciocalteu and DPPH free radical-scavenging assays. The total phenolic and antioxidants of A. nilotica with seeds were spectrophotometrically determined to be 47.61 and 6.18% greater than when the seeds were removed from the dried fruits, respectively. The LC–MS/QTOF analysis shows the presence of 282 and 214 phenolic compounds in the methanol extracts of A. nilotica with seeds and without seeds, respectively. The present study, therefore, revealed that dried A. nilotica fruits with seeds have higher total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity, and bioactive constituents, which indicated that they have more medicinal value than fruits without seeds.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/67623
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acacia nilotica; Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry; Total phenolic content; DPPH antioxidant capacity
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 10:30
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 10:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67623

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