Antioxidant activity of the peels of guava, papaya and pineapple / Labibah Abdullah

Abdullah, Labibah (2009) Antioxidant activity of the peels of guava, papaya and pineapple / Labibah Abdullah. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


The antioxidant activity of the peels of guava, papaya and pineapple was evaluated by 2, 2 – diphenyl -1- picrylhydrazhyl (DPPH) method. This study was carried out to determine the total phenolic content (TPC) of these peels of fruits. For this testing, ethanol and water was used as extracting solvent. The total phenolic content of the crude extract of peels were determined from the standard calibration curve of gallic acid. From the results, it showed that the ethanol extract had higher total phenolic content than the water extract for all of fruits peel extract. In guajava psidium, value of ethanol extract is (1210 mg GAE/g ) compared water extract (324 mg GAE/g), carica papaya (353.2 mg GAE/g) for ethanol extract compared to water extract is (102.4 mg GAE/g) and also for ananas comosus with ethanol extract (236.4 mg GAE/g) compared to water extract (80 mg GAE/g). Ethanol extract also showed the higher radical scavenging for all of fruits peel. For guajava psidium, ethanol extract showed (98.4 %) compared to water (76.9%). While for radical scavenging activities of carica papaya in ethanol extract was (83%) compared water extract was (82.7%). Ethanol extract of ananas comosus peel also showed higher scavenging activities with (76.1%) compared to water extract was (73.3%). From the testing on 2, 2 – diphenyl- 1- hydrazhyl (DPPH) method, it showed that the extract of guajava psidium had high radical scavenging acivities and also had high total phenolic content .


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abdullah, LabibahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Organic chemistry > Oxidation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Item ID: 755
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant, Guava, Papaya, Pineapple, Peels


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