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Author(s): Fatima Zohra Bentebba, Ghiaba Zineb, Mokhtar Saidi


DOI: 10.5958/0974-4150.2020.00062.0   

Address: Fatima Zohra Bentebba*, Ghiaba Zineb, Mokhtar Saidi
Univ Kasdi Merbah Ouargla, Faculty of Mathematics and Matter Sciences, Department of Chemistry, BP 511 Route Ghardaia, Ouargla, Algeria – 30000.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 5,     Year - 2020

In the present study, the phytochemical composition (Total phenolic, total flavonoid and total tannins contents) and antioxidant properties of Algerian date fruit (Ghars) at four distinct maturity stages; Khellal, Besser, Rutab and Tamr were investigated. The antioxidant activity evaluated by using two different assays (2, 2’- azino-bis (3- ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical and Ferric reducing power assay (FRP)). Results showed that the contained of total phenolic compounds were very important at Khellal stage with a concentration of 980.54±22.31(mg GAE/g EW), total flavonoids contents of 7.91±0.02 (mg QE/g EW) and total tannins contents with 683.76±25.26 (mg CE/100g DW). Then these phytochemicals compounds decreased with progress in maturity, followed by a decrease in the antioxidant activity. Our data suggest that date fruit is a good source of natural antioxidants and may be used in pharmaceuticals or cosmetics products.

Cite this article:
Fatima Zohra Bentebba, Ghiaba Zineb, Mokhtar Saidi. Phytochemical content and Antioxidant properties of Ghars date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) harvested at different stages of maturity. Asian J. Research Chem. 2020; 13(5):323-326. doi: 10.5958/0974-4150.2020.00062.0

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