Karuppusamy Arunachalam and Thangaraj Parimelazhgan
AcceptedAbstracts: J Nutr Food Sci
The objectives of this study were to determine phenolic content and antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts from different parts of Cordia evolutior (leaf, bark, and fruit). Therefore the edible part of this plant fruit was evaluated the nutrition composition. The leaf extract showed the highest total phenolic content (25.40 � 0.34 mg GAE/g extract) and total flavonoid content (69.70 � 3.37mg RE/g extract) accompanied with best antioxidant activity through all antioxidant assays (p < 0.05). The fruit proximate compositions of crude protein, ash carbohydrate, fiber and fat were 23.28, 10.47, 11.32, 5.56and 3.86% respectively. Macro-nutrient contents were found to be higher in the fruit when compared to micronutrients. The analysis also showed the presence of almost all the essential and non-essential amino acids. Linolenic acid content was higher than stearic acid among the fatty acids in the fruit. These results suggest that C.evolutior leaf, bark, and fruit may serve as a potential source of natural antioxidant for food and nutraceutical application.
Arunachalam Karuppusamy has completed M.Sc. Plant Science in Bharathiar University during year 2008 ? 2009. He has completed projects entitled ?Evaluation of Merremia tridentata (l.) hallier f. for in vivo Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic and in vitro Free radical Scavenging Activities?. He is pursuing his Ph.D programme in the field of bioprospecting and nutraceuticals and has filed a patent entitled on ?Dietary Supplement and method of manufacturing the dietary supplement?. (Number: 1119/CHE/2010). He has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board member of repute.