Antioxidant properties and fatty acid analysis in Gracilaria fisheri

Awang Soh Mamat, (2010) Antioxidant properties and fatty acid analysis in Gracilaria fisheri.

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Abstract

Red seaweeds (Gracilaria fisheri) are widely distributed in the east Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It contains 94% saturated fatty acids, mainly palmitic acid and 6% of odd number fatty acid (C17) from the total unsaturated fatty acids. A free radical scavenging activity test with 1,1 dipheny1-2 picrylhydrazl (DPPH) was used to evaluate the anti-oxidative properties of Gracilaria fisheri. The tests showed positive result with about 78% of inhibition as compared to 96% inhibition by ascorbic acid. This seaweed species can be used as an alternative food source for animal feeding with complete nutritional properties.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Subject Heading: Antioxidants
Subject Heading: Fatty acids
Keywords: Odd number fatty acid (C17) - Radical scavenging activity - Antioxidant activity
Faculty: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 13:03
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2015 08:01
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/549

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