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Antioxidant capacity and major phenolic compounds of spices commonly consumed in China

Lu, M. et al.

Food research international. VOL 44; NUMBER 2, ; 2011, 530-536 -- Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. -- 2011

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  • Title:
    Antioxidant capacity and major phenolic compounds of spices commonly consumed in China
  • Author: Lu, M.;
    Yuan, B.;
    Zeng, M.;
    Chen, J.
  • Found In: Food research international. VOL 44; NUMBER 2, ; 2011, 530-536
  • Journal Title: Food research international.
  • Subjects: Biotechnology; Chemical Engineering and Technology; LCC: TP368; Dewey: 664
  • Publication Details: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: The antioxidant capacity, total phenolic content, and major phenolic compounds of a total of 19 commonly consumed spices in China were systematically investigated. Ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled with photodiode array detector (PDA) was used to identify and quantify the phenolic compounds in the spice extracts. Galangal exhibited the highest antioxidant capacity, associated with the highest total phenolic content. Furthermore, galangin was identified as the principal phenolic component and the main contributor to the highest antioxidant capacity of galangal. Spices in the family Rutaceae and Lauraceae possessed very high antioxidant capacity and high levels of phenolics. Generally, chlorogenic acid and rutin were identified as the dominant phenolic compounds in the spice extracts. This study might provide useful information not only for human health, but also for screening new economic natural antioxidants that could be used in foods.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0963-9969
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Shelfmark(s): 3982.120000
  • UIN: ETOCRN287409811

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