Antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoid contents in the leaves of different varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)

@inproceedings{Hue2012AntioxidantAP,
  title={Antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoid contents in the leaves of different varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)},
  author={Seow-Mun Hue and Amru Bin Nasrulhaq Boyce and Chandran A L Somasundram},
  year={2012}
}
The study of antioxidants from natural sources has gained popularity in the recent years. Six Ipomoea batatas leafy varieties namely Batu Kelantan, Batu Biasa, Biru Putih, Oren, Vitato and Indon were compared to assess the total phenols, flavonoids, reducing power and antioxidant activity. In this study, the Indon variety showed the highest level of total phenolic contents at 5.35 ± 0 g GAE/100 g DW. The flavonoid contents in the leaves ranged from 96 ± 47.6 µg/ g in Indon variety to 263.5 ± 43… CONTINUE READING

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