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The oil from Moringa oleifera variety Mbololo seeds from Kenya was extracted using three different procedures including cold press (CP), extraction with n-hexane (H), and extraction with a mixture of chloroform/methanol (50:50) (CM). The oil concentration ranged from 25.8% (CP) to 31.2% (CM). The density, refractive index, color, smoke point, viscosity,(More)
The antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of four Thymus species (boissieri, longicaulis, leucospermus, and ocheus) extracts were determined. Two methods (Rancimat and malondialdehyde by high-performance liquid chromatography) were used to measure the antioxidant action in comparison with common commercial antioxidants, including butylated hydroxytoluene(More)
The dried aerial parts of the mountain tea Sideritis euboea were extracted using n-hexane, methanol, diethyl ether, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol. The residues were tested for their antioxidant activity on sunflower oil at 50 degrees C under UV light. The oxidation of the sunflower oil was measured using PV, absorbance E(1%)1 cm, and malondialdehyde by(More)
The oxidation state of traditional fish products was measured by determining the malondialdehyde (MDA) level by HPLC and the results were compared to those given by a spectrophotometric method. The procedure involves oxidation of the products by incubation at 40 degrees C for 3 d. Samples were steam distilled in a Kjeldahl distillation apparatus and the MDA(More)
The antioxidant properties of various fractions of a methanolic extract obtained from the aerial parts of Verbascum macrurum have been determined by monitoring their capacity to scavenge the stable free-radical DPPH. They were also evaluated as natural preservatives against oxidative rancidity using the accelerated Rancimat method. Their activities(More)
Cloud point extraction (CPE), a promising and simple technique for the separation of organic compounds using surfactants (Genapol X-080 [oligoethylene glycol monoalkyl ether] and PEG 8000 [polyethylene glycol with molecular weight of 8000]), was used to recover polyphenols from wine sludge (wine production waste). The effect of various parameters such as(More)
The antimicrobial activity of the oil extracted with n-hexane from the seeds of Moringa peregrina was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, C. tropicalis and C. glabrata. The oil proved effective against all of the tested microorganisms.(More)
The effect on induction period and tocopherol content after γ-irradiation on samples of olive oil and seed oils (sunflower and soybean) was determined. In seed oil samples 0, 100, 200 and 300 ppm of δ-tocopherol were added before irradiation with 1, 2 and 3kGy. The results of induction period showed that, after irradiation, all samples presented a(More)
Vitamin E (VE) or α-tocopherol is the major fat-soluble antioxidant in the human body. It is a sensitive, easily oxidized in the air, molecule, so it must be protected from pro-oxidant elements which could affect its physiological benefits. Encapsulation constitutes a promising approach to maintain VE native properties over time and increase its(More)
A method is being proposed in order to discriminate bottled wines of different varieties when no other information is known. The advantages of the method consist in the fact that anyone who wants to certify the variety, which is written on the label or the area of origin, can use such a technique to achieve the conformity. Additionally, the method can be(More)