EFFECT OF SOLVENTS ON ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF FERONIA LIMONIA FRUITAbstract
Feronia limonia (F. limonia) is an underutilized edible fruit commonly known as kaitha. The study was performed to compare the effect of three solvents at different concentrations on antioxidant activities of F. limonia fruit. Fruits were extracted in different solvents viz., ethanol, methanol, and acetone at concentrations of 50%, 70%, and 90%. Each extract was analyzed for total phenol and flavonoid content and their antioxidant activities such as Free radical scavenging activity (DPPH), Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), Metal chelating activity and reducing capacity (RC). The results indicate that 70% aqueous acetone works best for the extraction of TPC (35.60 mg GAE/g), TFC (31.69 mg QCE/g), and other antioxidant activities. The phenol and flavonoid content showed a significant correlation with antioxidant activities. The findings of the study suggested that F. limonia fruit is a good and cheap source of natural antioxidant which can serve as a functional food. The fruit possesses potent enormous health benefits and thus may be used in food and pharmaceutical applications.
R. Srivastava, N. Mishra, S. Tripathi and N. Mishra *
Department of Home Science, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.
07 August 2019
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