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Asian Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 45-51
DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2019.45.51
 
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Spectrophotometric Quantification of Some Pigments in Mango Pulp (Mangifera mindica L.) Powder

Benmeziane-Derradji Farida , Sangare Zoumana and Djermoune-Arkoub Lynda

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is among tropical fruits the most consumed through the world. It’s appreciated not only for its taste but also for its nutritional quality. This work was carried out to investigate the mango pulp powder composition of one mango cultivar at the ripening stage in relation to five pigments with antioxidant potential. The antiradical activity was also estimated. Materials and Methods: Pigments have been quantified by spectrophotometry (flavonols, carotenoids, lycopene, anthocyanins and chlorophyll), whereas the antiradical activity has been determined by DPPH test. Results: Results show divergent contents in different pigments, which can be classified in descending order in: flavonols>lycopene>anthocyanins>carotenoids>chlorophyll; accompanied by an important antiradical activity (92.12%, with an IC50 of 109.75 mg mL–1). Conclusion: Given the high levels of bioactive molecules in mango powder drying is a technique to be encouraged.
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How to cite this article:

Benmeziane-Derradji Farida, Sangare Zoumana and Djermoune-Arkoub Lynda, 2019. Spectrophotometric Quantification of Some Pigments in Mango Pulp (Mangifera mindica L.) Powder. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 45-51.

DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2019.45.51

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajaps.2019.45.51

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