International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Antioxidant potential of processed Vigna umbellate (L.) seeds: An Indian underutilized legume
Author(s): Savita Rani and M Khabiruddin
Abstract: The raw and processed seeds of rice bean variety (RBL-6) grown in India were examined for bioactive compounds (total phenolic content, hydrophilic and hydrophobic phenols, o-dihydric phenols, flavonoids) and antioxidant potential (free radical scavenging capacity by DPPH, total antioxidant activity using ferric thiocyanate assay). One-way ANOVA revealed significant differences in phytochemical constituents in different methanolic extracts. Results concluded that phenolic contents in seed parts as well as in cooked cotyledons correlated (p<0.05) significantly with antioxidant properties in most of the extracts. Hence, the methanolic extracts of seed coat showed highest phenolics (103.62 mg GAEg-1) and highest scavenging efficiency against DPPH (0.17 mg/ml) as a consequence. The present study demonstrated that ricebean, an unexploited legume endowed with high bioactive constituents as well as antioxidant potential and thus serve as future nutraceutical source.
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How to cite this article:
Savita Rani, M Khabiruddin. Antioxidant potential of processed Vigna umbellate (L.) seeds: An Indian underutilized legume. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1407-1412.