Nyo Nyo Win, San Yu Khaing, Yi Yi Htay, Nan Nwe San
In the present work, the almond seeds (Terminalia cotappa L.) of nutritional, phytochemical content and antioxidant activity were investigated. The antioxidant activity of ethanol extract was evaluated using free radical scavenging, metal chelating, ferric reducing antioxidant power and reducing power assays. Secondary metabolites including alkaloids, saponins, flavanoids, reducing sugar and phenolic content were determined in the almond seeds. Nutritional properties including moisture, ash, carbohydrates, proteins and fats content and metal content in the seeds were also estimated. The antioxidant property of ethanol extract of almond seeds was found to be high results indicated almond seeds to be a good source of nutritional and antioxidant components and hold their potential for value addition and nutraceutical development.
Nyo Nyo Win, San Yu Khaing, Yi Yi Htay, Nan Nwe San (2019); Phytochemical, Nutritional and Antioxidant Activity Evaluation of Seeds of Almond (Terminalia catappa L.); International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.07.2019.p91120