FNS  Vol.3 No.7 , July 2012
Antioxidant Activity of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Fruit Peels
Abstract: The antioxidant activity of pomegranate fruit peels was evaluated using in vitro tests. 80% methanolic extracts (ME) of peels had higher yield (45.4%) and total phenolics (27.4%) than water (WE) or ether extracts (EE). The reducing power of ME was more potent (P < 0.05) than either WE or EE. The DPPH radical scavenging activity (%) of ME was stronger than that of α-catechin. Pomegranate peels contained phenolics, exhibited DPPH scavenging activity and reducing power.
Cite this paper: M. Shiban, M. Al-Otaibi and N. Al-zoreky, "Antioxidant Activity of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Fruit Peels," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 991-996. doi: 10.4236/fns.2012.37131.

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