Next Article in Journal
Gluten-Free Bread: Influence of Sourdough and Compressed Yeast on Proofing and Baking Properties
Next Article in Special Issue
Study Approach of Antioxidant Properties in Foods: Update and Considerations
Previous Article in Journal
Food Leftover Practices among Consumers in Selected Countries in Europe, South and North America
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Foods 2016, 5(4), 67; doi:10.3390/foods5040067

Phenolic Profile and Antioxidant Activity of Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) Seeds from Pakistan

Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Malakand, Chakdara 18800, Pakistan
Received: 29 August 2016 / Accepted: 29 September 2016 / Published: 17 October 2016
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1552 KB, uploaded 17 October 2016]   |  

Abstract

Phenolic composition of different extracts of honeydew melon seeds and their antioxidant activity was determined for the first time. Phenolic compounds were identified using a reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) method. Results showed the identification of five phenolic compounds in water extract namely gallic acid and its derivative, hydroxybenzoic acid and catechin derivatives and caffeic acid.There were nine phenolic compounds identified in methanol–water extract, which are caffeic acid, two vanillic acid derivatives, ellagitanins, quercetin-3-rutinoside, derivatives of syringic acid and ellagic acid. The amounts of gallic acid, caffeic acid and catechin were higher among all phenolic compounds. Total phenolic compounds and radical scavenging activity were higher in water and methanol–water extract than their corresponding methanol extracts. In conclusion, melon seeds are a good source of natural antioxidants with significant biological functions and may serve as food ingredients and as fortifying material for maintaining shelf life. View Full-Text
Keywords: honeydew melon; HPLC-DAD; phenolic compounds; antioxidant activity honeydew melon; HPLC-DAD; phenolic compounds; antioxidant activity
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zeb, A. Phenolic Profile and Antioxidant Activity of Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) Seeds from Pakistan. Foods 2016, 5, 67.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Foods EISSN 2304-8158 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top