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Antioxidant Activity of Mulberry Fruit Extracts
AbstractPhenolic compounds were extracted from the fruits of Morus nigra and Morus alba using methanol and acetone. The sugar-free extracts (SFEs) were prepared using Amberlite XAD-16 column chromatography. All of the SFEs exhibited antioxidant potential as determined by ABTS (0.75–1.25 mmol Trolox/g), DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) (EC50 from 48 μg/mL to 79 μg/mL), and reducing power assays. However, a stronger activity was noted for the SFEs obtained from Morus nigra fruits. These extracts also possessed the highest contents of total phenolics: 164 mg/g (methanolic SFE) and 173 mg/g (acetonic SFE). The presence of phenolic acids and flavonoids in the extracts was confirmed using HPLC method and chlorogenic acid and rutin were found as the dominant phenolic constituents in the SFEs.
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Arfan, M.; Khan, R.; Rybarczyk, A.; Amarowicz, R. Antioxidant Activity of Mulberry Fruit Extracts. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 2472-2480.View more citation formats
Arfan M, Khan R, Rybarczyk A, Amarowicz R. Antioxidant Activity of Mulberry Fruit Extracts. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(2):2472-2480.Chicago/Turabian Style
Arfan, Muhammad; Khan, Rasool; Rybarczyk, Anna; Amarowicz, Ryszard. 2012. "Antioxidant Activity of Mulberry Fruit Extracts." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 2: 2472-2480.
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