Phytochemicals screening and total phenolic content of Malaysian Zea mays hair extracts

Solihah, M.A. and Wan Rosli, W. I. (2012) Phytochemicals screening and total phenolic content of Malaysian Zea mays hair extracts. International Food Research Journal, 19 (4). pp. 1533-1538. ISSN 2231-7546

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In the present study, Malaysian Zea mays hair extracts are screened for the occurrence of bioactive compounds. The results positively showed the present of flavonoids, saponin, tannins, phlobatannins, phenols, alkaloids and cardiac glycosides in both aqueous and methanolic extract of Zea mays hair. Terpenoid compounds however present only in the methanolic extract sample. In addition, the total phenolic content (TPC) in aqueous extract was significantly higher (42.71 + 0.87 μg/g of tannic acid equivalent (TAE)) compared to methanolic extract (40.38 + 1.10 μg/g of TAE). The findings suggested that phytochemicals present in Zea mays hair are potentially beneficial as therapeutic and antioxidative agents in pharmaceuticals, food and other related industries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phytochemicals bioactive compounds Zea mays hair cornsilk total phenolic content
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TP Chemical Technology > TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Wan Rosli Wan Ishak (Health Sciences)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 05:02

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