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Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of cantaloupe (cucumis melo) methanolic extracts.


Ismail, Maznah and Mariod, Abdalbasit Adam and Chan, Kim Wei and Ismail, Hajar Iqbal (2010) Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of cantaloupe (cucumis melo) methanolic extracts. Food Chemistry, 119 (2). pp. 643-647. ISSN 0308-8146


The objectives of this study were to determine phenolic content and antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts from different parts of cantaloupe (leaf, stem, skin, seed and flesh). The flesh extract afforded the highest yield (89.6 ± 0.3%) whilst the lowest yield was obtained from the seed (13.7 ± 0.5%) (p < 0.05). The leaf extract showed the highest total phenolic content (26.4 ± 0.3 mg GAE/g extract) and total flavonoid content (69.7 ± 3.37 μg RE/g extract) accompanied with best antioxidant activity through all antioxidant assays (p < 0.05). In addition, the stem extract also exhibited good antioxidant activity. Thus, these results suggest that methanolic extracts of cantaloupe leaf and stem may serve as a potential source of natural antioxidant for food and nutraceutical application.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.07.023,
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Cantaloupe; Methanolic extraction; Total phenolic content; Total flavonoid content; Antioxidant activity
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 07:59
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 02:16
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