ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF PRUNUS CERASUS (SOUR CHERRY)
Objective: Prunus cerasus L. is consumed as a dietary supplement to promoting health benefits. The purpose of this study was to investigate the phenol and flavonoids content of sour cherry methanol extract in terms of antioxidant activity.
Methods: The content of polyphenols and flavonoids was quantified. DPPH and FRAP assay were used to evaluate the radical scavenging properties and reducing the antioxidant power of sour cherry fruit.
Results: DPPH scavenging activity was evaluated IC50 10.32±2.23 mg/ml and FRAP was estimated at 205±30 µmol/g.
Conclusion: Sour cherry methanol extract includes various bioactive compounds like polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidins, which can be valuable beneficial effects to the prevention of various vascular diseases.
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