Fucoxanthin as the major antioxidant in Hijikia fusiformis, a common edible seaweed.

@article{Yan1999FucoxanthinAT,
  title={Fucoxanthin as the major antioxidant in Hijikia fusiformis, a common edible seaweed.},
  author={Xiufeng Yan and Yoshihiro Chuda and Munenori Suzuki and Tadahiro Nagata},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={605-7}
}
The radical scavenging activity of Japanese edible seaweeds was screened by the DPPH (1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) assay to evaluate the DPPH radical scavenging activity in organic extracts. The fresh brown alga Hijikia fusiformis showed the strongest DPPH radical scavenging activity, followed by Undaria pinnatifida and Sargassum fulvellum. The major active compound from Hijikia fusiformis in its acetone extract was identified as fucoxanthin by 13C-NMR spectroscopy. 
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