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dc.contributor.authorSekulya, S.
dc.contributor.authorNandutu, A.
dc.contributor.authorNamutebi, A.
dc.contributor.authorSsozi, J.
dc.contributor.authorMasanza, Michael
dc.contributor.authorKabod, B.
dc.contributor.authorJagwe, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorKasharu, A.
dc.contributor.authorRees, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorKizito, Elizabeth B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T13:35:56Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T13:35:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.identifier.citationS. Sekulya et al. Antioxidant potential of the farmer preferred selections of Solanum aethiopicum vegetable consumed in central Uganda. European Journal of Biological Research 2018; 8 (1): 26-33; ISSN 2449-8955en_US
dc.identifier.issn2449-8955
dc.identifier.urihttp://ucudir.ucu.ac.ug/xmlui/handle/20.500.11951/229
dc.descriptionThis study describes that in addition to the rich micronutrient value, indigenous vegetables are regarded as possessing medicinal attributes.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn addition to the rich micronutrient value, indigenous vegetables are regarded as possessing medicinal attributes. The Solanaceae family has over 1000 species worldwide, with a number of indigenous species originating in Africa. The most popular leafy vegetable in Uganda is the Solanum aethiopicum (Nakati). The objective of this study was to determine the selected phytochemical attributes, chlorophyll content, moisture content andtotal antioxidant activity of the farmer preferred selections within the landraces of Solanum aethiopicum leafy vegetable in Uganda. Theantioxidant activity was achieved by screening the leaf extracts for their free radical scavenging properties using diphenyl picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) and ascorbic acid as standard. The ability of the extracts to scavenge DPPH radical was determined Spectrophometrically at 517 nm. The study showed that all the landraces had a high polyphenol and flavonoid content with SAS185/P/2015 containing the highest flavonoid content (3.16±0.06 mg QE/g fw). SAS1641/2015 showed the highest total polyphenol content of 7.79±0.27 mg GAE/g fw and also showed the highest vitamin C content. This contributed to the high total antioxidant activity of 2.79±0.01 and 5.43±0.02 mg AAE/g fw when using FRAP and DPPH methods respectively. SAS145/2015 presented the highest chlorophyll content of 19.69±0.01 mg/g dwb. All the landraces showed a high percentage moisture content that ranged from 82.66±0.35 to 84.21±0.48%. These results are of nutraceutical significance and hence confirm their usage as medicinal vegetables.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEuropean Journal of Biological Researchen_US
dc.subjectLandracesen_US
dc.subjectSolanaceae familyen_US
dc.subjectPolyphenolsen_US
dc.subjectFlavonoidsen_US
dc.subjectVitamin Cen_US
dc.titleAntioxidant potential of the farmer preferred selections of Solanum aethiopicum vegetable consumed in central Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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