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Antioxidant capacity of some plant foods and beverages consumed in the Eastern Region of Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22654212     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Today plant foods and beverages are receiving more scientific attention because of their potential to curb the effect of free radicals in the human system. The present study reports on the antioxidant potentials of some plants foods and beverages consumed in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. The study made use of the ferric reducing antioxidant power, phenolic and the flavonoid contents assays to assess the quality of the antioxidant potentials of the plant foods and beverages. Of the different classes of foods analyzed the following showed high antioxidant potentials: coffee for beverages, star apple for fruits, thyme for vegetable and spices, and raices for alcoholic beverages. Generally the vegetables and spices registered the highest antioxidant properties. The results obtained in this study could help consumers' choice based on the antioxidant capacity of the samples analyzed.
Gabriel A Agbor; Philippe Moumbegna; Eunice O Oluwasola; Lynda U Nwosu; Rex-Clovis C Njoku; Shelly Kanu; Ephraim I Emekabasi; Femi Akin; Amarachi P Obasi; Florence A Abudei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2011-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0189-6016     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-26     Revised Date:  2013-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101232990     Medline TA:  Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  362-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, P.O. Box 6163, Yaoundé Cameroon, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / analysis*
Beverages / analysis*
Ferric Compounds / chemistry
Food Analysis / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Fruit / chemistry*
Phenols / analysis*
Plant Leaves / chemistry
Plant Preparations / analysis
Spices / analysis*
Thymus Plant / chemistry
Vegetables / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Ferric Compounds; 0/Phenols; 0/Plant Preparations

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