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Determination of Antioxidants in Oil Palm Leaves (Elaeis guineensis)

Ng Mei Han1 and Choo Yuen May1
  • 1 Engineering and Processing Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6, Persiaran Institute, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Problem statement: Previous findings on the occurrence of water soluble antioxidants in palm oil has brought to the question on whether these compounds is also present in other parts of the oil palm; namely its leaves. Approach: It is now believed that the water soluble antioxidants are also present in other biomass of the oil palm, namely, the leaves. This study reported on the determination of the water soluble antioxidants in oil palm leaves. Results: The results showed the analyses of the antioxidants in oil palm leaves. Conclusion: This study is thus conducted to trace the availability of these antioxidants in the leaves of the oil palm of the Elaeis guineensis variety.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 7 No. 9, 2010, 1243-1247

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1243.1247

Submitted On: 1 September 2010 Published On: 30 September 2010

How to Cite: Han, N. M. & May, C. Y. (2010). Determination of Antioxidants in Oil Palm Leaves (Elaeis guineensis). American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(9), 1243-1247. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.1243.1247

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Keywords

  • Antioxidant
  • Elaeis guineensis
  • oil palm leaves
  • phenolic compound