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Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity analysis of Malaysian pineapple cultivars

Chong, Hang Chiet and Mohd. Zulkifli, Razauden and Hidayat, Topik and Yaakob, Harisun (2014) Bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity analysis of Malaysian pineapple cultivars. 4th International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS 2012)L: Science For Health, Food and Sustainable Energy, 1589 . pp. 398-399. ISSN 0094-243X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4868827


Pineapple industry is one of the important agricultural sectors in Malaysia with 76 cultivars planted throughout the country. This study aims to generate useful nutritional information as well as evaluating antioxidant properties of different pineapple commercial cultivars in Malaysia. The bioactive compound content and antioxidant capacity of 'Josapine', 'Morris' and 'Sarawak' pineapple (Ananas comosus) were studied. The pineapple varieties were collected at commercial maturity stage (20-40% yellowish of fruit peel) and the edible portion of the fruit was used as sample for evaluation. The bioactive compound of the fruit extracts were evaluated by total phenolic and tannin content assay while the antioxidant capacity was determined by ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). From the results obtained, total phenolic and tannin content was highest for 'Josapine' followed by 'Morris' and 'Sarawak'. With respect to FRAP, 'Josapine' showed highest reducing capacity, followed by 'Morris' and then 'Sarawak' having the least value. The bioactive compounds content are positively correlated with the antioxidant capacities of the pineapple extracts. This result indicates that the total phenolics and tannin content present in the pineapples may contribute to the antioxidant capacity of the pineapples.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ananas comosus, antioxidant, pineapple, polyphenols
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:51994
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:53
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 06:57

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