Antioxidant activity of commonly consumed plant foods of India: contribution of their phenolic content.

@article{Saxena2007AntioxidantAO,
  title={Antioxidant activity of commonly consumed plant foods of India: contribution of their phenolic content.},
  author={Rita Saxena and Kodali Venkaiah and Posina Anitha and Lagishetty Venu and Manchala Raghunath},
  journal={International journal of food sciences and nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={250-60}
}
Antioxidants are important in protection against hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Polyphenols are potent antioxidants in plant foods, but their contribution to such protective effects is yet to be established. This study attempted to generate a database on the antioxidant activity (AOA) and phenolic content (PC) of some plant foods commonly consumed in India and to assess the contribution of the PC to their AOA. Plant foods belonging to different food groups such as… CONTINUE READING

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