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Polyphenols of Pseudostem of Different Banana Cultivars and Their Antioxidant Activities

Saravanan, K. and Aradhya, S. M. (2011) Polyphenols of Pseudostem of Different Banana Cultivars and Their Antioxidant Activities. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59. pp. 3613-3623.

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The present investigation is focused on potential use of banana pseudostem (BPS), which otherwise is disposed off as a waste or incinerated, as a source of polyphenols or antioxidants. The total phenolics (TP) and total flavonoids (TF) in various solvent extracts of pseudostem (PS) of different banana cultivars varied from 7.58 to 291 mg gallic acid equivalent (GAE/g of extract) and from 4 to 80 mg catechin equivalent (CE/g of extract), respectively. Acetone extract showed high antioxidant activity (AOA) in all of the in vitro models tested, whereas methanol extract exhibited high metal chelating activity. Among the banana cultivars, Nanjanagudu Rasabale (NR) showed the highest TP (291 mg GAE/g of extract), TF (80 mg CE/g of extract), and AOA. A detailed study on phenolic acids by reverse phase HPLC and ESI-MS revealed the presence of phenolic acids such as gentisic acid, (þ)-catechin, protocatechuic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and cinnamic acid in cultivar NR. The differences in AOA of banana cultivars are in accordance with their phenolic and flavonoid concentrations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: banana pseudostem, total phenolics, total flavonoids, Nanjanagudu Rasabale
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 18 Flavonoid Chemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 02 Banana
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 06:00
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 10:25
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/10202

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