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Kinetic study of phytochemical extraction and antioxidant potential of hibiscus cannabinus L.

Mohammad Nor, Maryana and Noor Amri, N.F.A. and Rahman, M.M. and Liew, J.Y. and Omar, Muhammad Nor and Basri, Shah Nor (2019) Kinetic study of phytochemical extraction and antioxidant potential of hibiscus cannabinus L. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 12 (12). pp. 2502-2509. ISSN 0974-3154

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Kenaf Hibiscus cannabinus L.) is a valuable plant originating from Africa. It has multifunction among the old folk community and recently, it is employed in biochemical for functional food and structural engineering application in biocomposite materials. In Malaysia, kenaf plant is used as a material to the process of obtaining fiber for structural application. It also has excellent medicinal value for treating diseases through biochemical processing, but its profiling is still limited in the literature. This study aimed to (i) screen the secondary metabolite compound, and (ii) investigate the potential of kenaf leaf as a new functional food. The qualitative and quantitative phytochemical screenings of leaf extracts, as per the standard protocols were performed to identify the feasibility of kenaf leaf for use as a functional food. Bioactive compounds were found in both young and old kenaf leaves. In quantitative results, TPC, flavonoid and tannin, estimation of vitamin C, and DPPH test were carried out. This kinetic study showed that old leaf contained higher bioactive compounds than the young one. Kenaf leaf has the potential to be used as promising prototypes sources of functional food, and it is rich in antioxidants and bioactive compounds which are beneficial to human health.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5626/78952
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kinetic study; Antioxidant; Phytochemical; kenaf; Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Nor Omar
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 11:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78952

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