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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of the antioxidant properties of the Brazilian Cerrado fruit Annona crassiflora (Araticum)
Author: Roesler, R
Malta, LG
Carrasco, LC
Pastore, G
Abstract: Annona crassiflora, known commonly as araticum, is an exotic tropical fruit consumed mainly by native people of the Brazilian Cerrado (2nd biggest biome of Brazil). In this study, pulp, seed, and peel of slight ripe and overripe fruits were extracted using ethanol and water. The extracts showed high content of total phenols and were screening for their potential as antioxidants using the in vitro model 1,1- dipheniyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH). The ethanol extracts of peel and seeds showed IC50 of 48.82 mu g/mL and 31.14 mu g/mL, respectively, for the slightly ripe fruits. As the ethanolic fractions of araticum showed the highest antioxidant activity, they were selected for testing of its effect on lipid peroxidation. The ethanolic extracts of slightly ripe fruits showed IC50 of 4.44 mu g/mL, 1.72 mu g/mL, and 8.62 mu g/mL for the peel, seed, and pulp, respectively This is the 1st report on the antioxidant properties of the extracts of araticum. Owing to these properties, the studies can be further extending to exploit them for their possible application as natural antioxidant for cosmetic, supplements, and functional ingredients for food products.
Subject: araticum
antioxidant activity
Country: EUA
Editor: Inst Food Technologists
Citation: Journal Of Food Science. Inst Food Technologists, v. 71, n. 2, n. C102, n. C107, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2006
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