Antioxidant and physicochemical properties of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit at different ripening stages

Antioxidant and physicochemical properties of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit at different ripening stages

Author: 
Kpodo, Fidelis Mawunyo
Publisher: 
Rural Outreach Programme (ROP)
Date published: 
2021
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Responsibility: 
Darko, DA, jt. author
Essuman, EK, jt. author
Kortei, NK, jt. author
Tettey, CO, jt. author
Nuro-Ameyaw, P, jt. author
Duah, J, jt. author
Journal Title: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Source: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 9, October 2021, pp. 18694-18710
Abstract: 

Chrysophyllum albidum (African Star Apple) fruit is an indigenous African fruit. The African Star Apple plant popularly referred to as the "alasa" tree grows widely in tropical Africa. Ripening influences biochemical processes and subsequently affects the nutritional and bioactive characteristics of the fruits. This study sampled Chrysophyllum albidum fruit of three maturity stages and determined the colour, proximate, total phenol and antioxidant characteristics of the fruits. Spectrophotometric methods were used in the determination of total antioxidant activity using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, 2,2-azinobis,3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS) and Ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay. Significant differences (p

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CITATION: Kpodo, Fidelis Mawunyo. Antioxidant and physicochemical properties of Chrysophyllum albidum fruit at different ripening stages . : Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) , 2021. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol 21, No. 9, October 2021, pp. 18694-18710 - Available at: http://library.au.int/antioxidant-and-physicochemical-properties-chrysophyllum-albidum-fruit-different-ripening-stages