Antioxidant Potential of Desi Chickpea Varieties Commonly Consumed In Pakistan

Zia-UL-Haq, M. and Iqbal, S. and Ahmad, S. and Bhanger, M.I. and Wiczkowski, W. and Amarowicz, R. (2008) Antioxidant Potential of Desi Chickpea Varieties Commonly Consumed In Pakistan. Journal of Food Lipids , 15. pp. 326-342.

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Antioxidant potential of four Desi chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties indigenous to Pakistan, namely Balksar 2000, CM98, Dasht and Winhar 2000, was evaluated. All studied varieties exhibited appreciable total phenolic content (0.92–1.12 mg gallic acid equivalents/g), total flavonoid content (0.79–0.99 mg catechin equivalent [CAE]/g) and condensed tannin content (0.58–0.69 mg CAE/g). In addition, antioxidant activities were tested using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (1.05–1.24 mmol trolox/g), 2,2′-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (37.24–45.32 mmol trolox/ g), ferric-reducing antioxidant power (0.73–0.90 mmol Fe2+ equivalents/ 100 g) and oxygen radical-absorbing capacity (8.58–11.4 mmol trolox/g). All varieties exhibited appreciable antioxidant potential and significant differences (P < 0.05) were observed among the varieties in different systems of antioxidant activity evaluation. The results of the present analytical study showed Desi chickpea (C. arietinum L.) indigenous to Pakistan to be a potentially valuable legume crop with high antioxidant potential. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: 1Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacognosy University of Karachi Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Subjects: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Sushil
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 03:17
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2010 08:59
Official URL: 10.1111/j.1745-4522.2008.00122.x

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