IMPROVEMENT OF ORGANIC RED PIGMENT PRODCUTION BY MONASCUS PURPUREUS TISTR3651 USING PATHUMTHANI-1 RICE-BASED MEDIUM IN SUBMERGED AND SOLID-STATE FERMENTATION

  • SURACHAI TECHAOEI Thai Traditional Medicine College, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Prachatiphat, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • KHEMJIRA JARMKOM Thai Traditional Medicine College, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Prachatiphat, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • THISAKORN DUMRONGPHUTTIDACHA Thai Traditional Medicine College, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Prachatiphat, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • WARACHATE KHOBJAI Thai Traditional Medicine College, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Prachatiphat, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, Thailand

Abstract

Objective: This research is to study the production of natural red pigment by Monascus purpureus TISTR3615 in the submerged and solid-state
fermentation system using Pathumthani-1 rice as a carbon source.
Methods: The antioxidant activity of the red pigment was evaluated in vitro 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), ABTS radical scavenging assay,
and ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay, including total phenolic compound.
Results and Discussion: The maximum of red pigment production was 0.55±0.02/ml (OD 680 nm) after incubation at 30°C for 24 days. The
antioxidant activity based on inhibition DPPH (%), ABTS radical scavenging activity (%), and FRAP activity (mM Fe2+/g) was 97.80±1.51,
68.64±0.46, and 0.32±0.021, respectively. The total phenolic content was 164.78±2.82 μg GAE/mg.
Conclusion: It was estimated that Monascus pigments, leading to nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications, cosmetic industry, and food
industry.

Keywords: Natural pigment, Monascus purpureus, Submerged fermentation, Solid-state fermentation, Agricultural product

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TECHAOEI, S., JARMKOM, K., DUMRONGPHUTTIDACHA, T., & KHOBJAI, W. (2021). IMPROVEMENT OF ORGANIC RED PIGMENT PRODCUTION BY MONASCUS PURPUREUS TISTR3651 USING PATHUMTHANI-1 RICE-BASED MEDIUM IN SUBMERGED AND SOLID-STATE FERMENTATION. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 13(1), 47-50. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2021.v13s1.Y0103
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