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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 17 | Page No.: 1846-1852
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1846.1852
 
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β-carotene and Antioxidant Analysis of three Different Rockmelon (Cucumis melo L.) Cultivars

J.S. Norrizah, S.N. Hashim, F. Siti Fasiha and S.M. Yaseer

Abstract:
Rockmelon is an important commercialized fruit that belongs to one of Cucurbitaceae family. In this experiment, three rockmelon cultivars viz Honeymoon, Champion and Glamour were selected for β-carotene, Total Phenolic Content (TPC), Total Flavonoid Content (TFC) and radical scavenging activity (SC50) analysis. Honeymoon cultivar gave the highest percentage for β-carotene content (9.7x10-4%). The aqueous extract of each hybrid fruit’s skin, flesh and seed was used in determining TPC, TFC and SC50. It was discovered that Glamour fruit’s skin had the largest amount of total phenolic content (52.5 mg Gallic Acid Equivalent (GAE) g-1) and Champion seed gave the highest value for flavonoid content (861 mg Catechin Equivalents (CE) g-1). For DPPH test, Glamour seed performed the highest radical scavenging activity at the lowest concentration (250 μg mL-1). In conclusion, Glamour seed, Honeymoon and Glamour fruit flesh gave better antioxidant activities compared to other extracts. Thus, these results suggested that aqueous extract of Cucumis melo L. cultivars may serve as a potential source of natural antioxidant for food and nutraceutical application.
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J.S. Norrizah, S.N. Hashim, F. Siti Fasiha and S.M. Yaseer, 2012. β-carotene and Antioxidant Analysis of three Different Rockmelon (Cucumis melo L.) Cultivars. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 1846-1852.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1846.1852

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2012.1846.1852

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