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Molecules 2013, 18(7), 8666-8681; doi:10.3390/molecules18078666

Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activities of Burr Parsley (Caucalis platycarpos L.)

1 Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, Ksaverska cesta 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia 2 Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Ante Kovačića 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Received: 4 July 2013 / Revised: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 17 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Since C. platycarpos contains a wide variety of antioxidants, in the present study total flavonoid and phenolic acid content as well as antioxidative activity of various C. platycarpos extracts were investigated. The results obtained show a significant polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of the investigated plant. Moreover, a positive correlation between antioxidant activity and content of flavonoids and phenolic acids was found, indicating the responsibility of these compounds for the antioxidant effectiveness of C. platycarpos extracts and making C. platycarpos a good potential source of natural antioxidants.
Keywords: Caucalis platycarpos; activity; polyphenols Caucalis platycarpos; activity; polyphenols
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Plazonić, A.; Mornar, A.; Maleš, Ž.; Kujundžić, N. Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activities of Burr Parsley (Caucalis platycarpos L.). Molecules 2013, 18, 8666-8681.

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