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Polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of fourteen wild edible fruits from Burkina Faso.
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PMID:  18463567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of fourteen (14) species of wild edible fruits from Burkina Faso were analyzed for their phenolic and flavonoid contents, and their antioxidant activities using the DPPH, FRAP and ABTS methods. The data obtained show that the total phenolic and total flavonoid levels were significantly higher in the acetone than in the methanol extracts.Detarium microcarpum fruit had the highest phenolic and the highest flavonoid content,followed by that of Adansonia digitata, Ziziphus mauritiana, Ximenia americana and Lannea microcarpa. Significant amounts of total phenolics were also detected in the other fruit species in the following order of decreasing levels: Tamarindus indica > Sclerocaryabirrea > Dialium guineense > Gardenia erubescens > Diospyros mespiliformis > Parkiabiglobosa > Ficus sycomorus > Vitellaria paradoxa. Detarium microcarpum fruit also showed the highest antioxidant activity using the three antioxidant assays. Fruits with high antioxidant activities were also found to possess high phenolic and flavonoid contents. There was a strong correlation between total phenolic and flavonoid levels and antioxidant activities.
Aline Lamien-Meda; Charles Euloge Lamien; Moussa M Y Compaoré; Roland N T Meda; Martin Kiendrebeogo; Boukare Zeba; Jeanne F Millogo; Odile G Nacoulma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1420-3049     ISO Abbreviation:  Molecules     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-08     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100964009     Medline TA:  Molecules     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Biochimie et de Chimie Appliquées, U.F.R/S.V.T, Université de Ouagadougou, 03 BP 7021 Ouaga 03, Burkina Faso.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / analysis*
Benzothiazoles / chemistry
Biphenyl Compounds
Burkina Faso
Flavonoids / analysis*
Fruit / chemistry*
Phenols / analysis*
Picrates / chemistry
Plants, Edible / chemistry*
Sulfonic Acids / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Benzothiazoles; 0/Biphenyl Compounds; 0/Flavonoids; 0/Phenols; 0/Picrates; 0/Sulfonic Acids; 0/polyphenols; 1898-66-4/2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl; 28752-68-3/2,2'-azino-di-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline)-6-sulfonic acid

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