M. Daud, Mohamed Zulkali and Ibrahim, Norahim and Mohamed, Alina Rahayu and Ku Ismail, Ku Syahidah (2006) Hydroxycitric acid content in local exotic fruits as a potential dietary supplement for weight reduction. Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2006) .
The content of several exotic Malaysian fruits were investigated to identify the concentration of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in them. Among the fruits studied were Garcinia atroviridis, Canarium sp. and Averrhoa belimbi L. HCA captured high interest for its potential function as an appetite suppressor. Using FTIR, it was investigated that Garcinia atroviridis had the nearest IR profile to obtain the HCA extract. On the other hand, Averrhoa belimbi showed the worst profile and could be concluded that it doesnâ€™t contain any HCA.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||hydroxycitric acid (HCA), exotic fruits, weight management|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Deposited By:||Mr Norahim Ibrahim|
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2007 08:46|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2010 02:58|
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