COMPARATIVE ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF RED AND WHITE DRAGON FRUITS


Mahendran Sekar, Nur Fatin Zulkifli, Nur-aina Azman, Nur Afiqah Amir Azhar, Abdin Shakirin Mohamad Norpi, Hafizati Izuani Musa, Nurul Syuhada Sahak, Mohd Syafiq Abdullah

Abstract


Objective: Dragon fruits, comes in two varieties; Hylocereus undatus (white dragon fruit) and Hylocereus polyrhizus (red dragon fruit). This fruit is also called as pitahaya and can be found naturally in Malaysia, Vietnam, Central America, Colombia and Nicaragua.

Methods: In the present study we carry out the comparative antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of both dragon fruits by using DPPH method.

Results: The results showed that the methanolic extract of red dragon fruits showed better antioxidant activity than the methanolic extract of white dragon fruits.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the red dragon fruit is a good candidate for further investigation.

Keywords: Hylocereus undatus, Hylocereous polyrhizus, Pitaya, Dragonfruit, Antioxidant

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Title

COMPARATIVE ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF RED AND WHITE DRAGON FRUITS

Date

01-07-2016

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 8, Issue 3, 2016 Page: 56-58

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0975-7066

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Mahendran Sekar
Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Royal College of Medicine Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia

Nur Fatin Zulkifli

Nur-aina Azman

Nur Afiqah Amir Azhar

Abdin Shakirin Mohamad Norpi

Hafizati Izuani Musa

Nurul Syuhada Sahak

Mohd Syafiq Abdullah


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