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Determination of pitaya seeds as a natural antioxidant and source of essential fatty acids

  title={Determination of pitaya seeds as a natural antioxidant and source of essential fatty acids},
  author={T. Chemah and A. Abdullah and A. Noriham and Wan Aida Wan Mustapha},
  journal={international food research journal},
  • T. Chemah, A. Abdullah, +1 author Wan Aida Wan Mustapha
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry
  • international food research journal
  • The antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content of seeds of three types of pitaya namely Hylocereus polyrhizus, Hylocereus undatus and Selenicereus megalanthus and the fatty acid content of pitaya seeds oil were examined in this study. The ethanolic extracts of H. polyrhizus seeds showed significantly high (p<0.05) total phenolic (43.9 mg GAE/100g dry weight) and flavonoid (50.8 mg CAE /100g dry weight) contents as compared to H. undatus and S. megalanthus and its aqueous extracts. DPPH… CONTINUE READING

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