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Chemical composition and antioxidant actvity of sapota (Achras sapota Linn.) fruit.

Kulkarni, A. P. and Policegoudra, R. S. and Aradhya, S. M. (2007) Chemical composition and antioxidant actvity of sapota (Achras sapota Linn.) fruit. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 31 (3). pp. 399-414.

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Sapodilla (Achras sapota Linn.) belongs to the family Sapotaceae and is used in the traditional system of Indian medicine. In this study, the nutritional quality and antioxidative activity of sapodilla juice with reference to its chemical composition were investigated in vitro. Chemical composition analysis of sapodilla juice revealed that it is a rich source of sugars, proteins, ascorbic acid, phenols, carotenoids and minerals such as Fe, Cu, Zn, Ca and K. Sapodilla juice also showed potential antioxidative activity against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl free radicals and superoxide radicals. Sapodilla juice inhibited the free radical-mediated lipid peroxidation in a liposome model system. Total reducing-power assay revealed the potential reducing power of sapodilla juice. It is concluded that the radical-scavenging potential of sapodilla juice is due to the nutrients it contains, such as phenols, carotenoids and ascorbic acid.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 32 Antioxidants
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2008 05:23
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 06:21
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/8047

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