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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 2654-2663
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.309


Antioxidant Activity and Nutritional Value of Roselle Seeds Flour
Karma Bako Rimamcwe and U.D. Chavan*
Department of Food Science and Technology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The outcomes for preliminary investigation on Roselle seed flour revealed appreciable proximate and mineral compositions suggesting a strong positive correlation between protein and inorganic mineral contents.  This shows that Roselle seed is a dense mineral source and confirmed that Roselle seed is a rich source of nutrients.  The outcomes for calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) corroborate the findings reported by previous scientists. The study of anti-nutritional factor showed the simple process of soaking and germination could have a significant effect in the reduction of phytate and polyphenols concentration in the seed, as this constituents could forms complexes with protein and minerals reducing the biological value of the seed. Studies of free radical scavenging activity on Roselle seed flour pre-treatments showed that the sprouted treatments had shown an appreciable boost in radical activity verifying an improved hydrogen donating ability compared to the un-sprouted treatments as control.  Hydroxyl radical is an extremely reactive oxygen species having the capability to modify almost every molecule in the body.  The scavenging potential of sprouted Roselle seed extract could provide medical application in the production of health food; these free radicals have been implicated for aging as well as food and chemical deterioration consequently Roselle can prevent cancer, lower blood pressure and improve the digestive system in humans.


Keywords: Roselle seed flour, Nutritional value, Antioxidant activity, Antinutritional factors.
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Karma Bako Rimamcwe and U.D. Chavan. 2017. Antioxidant Activity and Nutritional Value of Roselle Seeds Flour.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 2654-2663. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.309