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Assessment of the antioxidant properties of the caper fruit (Capparis spinosa L.) from Bahrain

Show simple item record Allaith, Abdul Ameer A. 2018-07-29T10:32:12Z 2018-07-29T10:32:12Z 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1815-3852
dc.description.abstract Capparis spinosa, a wild plant of the family Capparidaceae, is said to be native to the Mediterranean basin and found in many parts. This shrub can grow very well on dry heat and under intense sunlight and can tolerate low temperature. Caper berries from different locations of contrasting habitats were evaluated for their antioxidant capacities using several methods, including reduction of ferrictripiridyltriazine [Fe(III)-TPTZ] (FRAP assay), 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging (DPPH assay), and [2,20 -azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)] scavenging (ABTS assay). Total free phenolics, total flavonoids, and total carotenoids were also examined. The mean mmol Trolox equivalent/kg fresh weight for FRAP was 9.059 ± 1.450, DPPH 6.131 ± 0.607, and ABTS 8.127 ± 2,017. Mean % DPPH scavenging activity was 37.67% ± 7.19 and mean % ABTS scavenging activity was 31.29% ± 7.76. Partitioning studies revealed a higher antioxidant–antiradical capacity in the seed as compared to the flesh, and these capacities were associated more with hydrophobic and not lipophilic constituents. Antioxidant capacities strongly correlated with the total free phenolics, total flavonoids, and total carotenoids. Findings of this study contribute to the recent increase in scientific interest of a wild fruit which should be re-considered for its antioxidant constituencies and characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.subject ABTS
dc.subject Antioxidant activities
dc.subject Caper
dc.subject Capparis spinosa
dc.subject DPPH
dc.subject FRAP
dc.subject Phenolics
dc.title Assessment of the antioxidant properties of the caper fruit (Capparis spinosa L.) from Bahrain en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source.title Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle AJBAS

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