Chemical and antioxidant properties of Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Fiza Nazir, Rehana Salim and Mohsin Bashir
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), an ancient crop with modern virtues has recently gained worldwide attention, mainly for its nutritional and medicinal value as the berries contain different kinds of nutrients and bioactive compounds including vitamins, fatty acids, free amino acids and elemental components. The present study was conducted to analyze the moisture, ash, crude protein, oil content, minerals (Fe, Mg, Ca, K and Zn), vitamin C and antioxidant activity of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoids) pulp from Ladakh. Percent moisture content, ash, crude protein and oil content were 85.76, 1.79, 1.37 and 2.12 respectively. The mineral analysis revealed that the mean values of Fe, Mg, Ca, K and Zn as 26.15 ppm, 19.04 ppm, 169.02 ppm, 247.14 ppm and 1.27 ppm respectively. Vitamin C content was 251 mg per 100g pulp. The free radical scavenging activity of sea buckthorn based on its ability to bleach the stable radical DPPH was 26%.
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Fiza Nazir, Rehana Salim, Mohsin Bashir. Chemical and antioxidant properties of Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):173-176.