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Title: An overview on antioxidative potential of honey from different flora and geographical origins
Authors: Maurya, Sumitra
Kushwaha, Ajeet Kumar
Singh, Sunita
Singh, Gurdip
Keywords: Honey;Antioxidants;Phenolics;Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Activity (TEAC) assay;Ferric Reducing Antioxidant (FRAP) assay;Oxygen Reactive Antioxidant Capacity (ORAC) assay
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2013.01)−A61K 36/00.
Abstract: Honey serves as a good source of natural antioxidants and hence it is free radical scavengers that either reduces the formation of or neutralize free radicals. Honey is a healthy foodstuff for better human health and nutrition. The composition and source of honey greatly indicates about its biochemical properties. The present paper is a review of studies on the antioxidant/radical scavenging capacity of various honeys of different flora and geographical origin using spectrophotometric tests: Folin-Ciocalteu assay for phenol content, ferric reducing antioxidant assay (FRAP assay) for total antioxidant activity, 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay for antiradical activity and florimetric method namely ORAC, oxygen reactive antioxidant capacity for the anti-lipoperoxidant activity. The phenolic and other compounds in honey are responsible for free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity that produce beneficial effects in human health.
Page(s): 9-19
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.5(1) [March 2014]

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