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An exotic fruit with high nutritional value: Kadsura coccinea fruit


Sun, Jian and Jiang, Yueming and Ismail, Amin and Li, Z. and Prasad, K. Nagendra and Duan, Xuewu and Yang, Bao and Xu, L. (2011) An exotic fruit with high nutritional value: Kadsura coccinea fruit. International Food Research Journal, 18 (2). pp. 651-657. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546


This research was to determine nutritional composition, essential and toxic elemental content, and major phenolic acid with antioxidant activity in Kadsura coccinea fruit. The results indicated that Kadsura coccinea fruit exhibited the high contents of total protein, total fat, ash and essential elements such as calcium (Ca), ferrum (Fe) and phosphorus (P). The levels of four common toxic elements, i.e. cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and lead (Pb), were lower than legal limits. By high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis, gallic acid was identified as major phenolic acid in peel and pulp tissues. Its contents were no significant difference in both tissues. In comparison with two commercial antioxidants, the major phenolic acid extracted from Kadsura coccinea exhibited stronger 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical-scavenging activity and reducing power. Kadsura coccinea fruit is a good source of nutrition and natural antioxidant. It is worthwhile to popularize this exotic fruit around the world.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Kadsura coccinea; Nutritional composition; Antioxidant activity
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 08:05
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 02:30
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24459
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