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Antioxidant Capacity and Amino Acid Profiles of Egg Tofu

Maizura Murad1, Aminah Abdullah1 and Wan Aida Wan Mustapha1
  • 1 School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Ukm Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


Tofu contains high quality protein source and antioxidant which could reduce risk of cancer. This research aims to determine the effect of soymilk and egg ratios on the antioxidant capacity, daidzein and genistein content and amino acid profiles of egg tofu. Egg tofu was prepared using soymilk and fresh egg in ratios of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1. Glucono-Delta-Lactone (GDL) was added in the egg tofu to act as a coagulating agent. Increased of soymilk at all ratios had significantly (p<0.05) increased in Ferric-Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP), daidzein and genistein content of egg tofu. Conversely, decreased in soymilk ratio had significantly (p<0.05) increased the radical scavenging activities of the 2,2-Azino-Bis 3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-Sulfonic acid (ABTS) and 2,2-Diphenyl-2-Picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) in egg tofu. Increased of soymilk ratio up to 3:1 caused decreased in amino acid methionine (met) and cystein (cys) significantly (p<0.05). A significant (p<0.01) and a positive correlation was observed between Total Phenolic Content (TPC) and FRAP (r = 0.93). However, there was a negative (p<0.01) correlation between TPC and DPPH (r = -0.83). The antioxidant capacity of egg tofu in DPPH assay showed a positive and significant (p<0.01) correlation with cysteine, methionine and tryptophan with r value of 0.92, 0.93 and 0.96 respectively. Higher content of egg in egg tofu had contributed to the increased of antioxidant capacity as indicated in DPPH assay and ABTS assay as well as amino acid methionine and cysteine.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 11, 2013, 1315-1324


Submitted On: 27 December 2012 Published On: 9 September 2013

How to Cite: Murad, M., Abdullah, A. & Mustapha, W. A. W. (2013). Antioxidant Capacity and Amino Acid Profiles of Egg Tofu. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(11), 1315-1324.

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  • Daidzein
  • Antioxidant Capacity
  • Egg Tofu
  • Genistein
  • Amino Acid Profiles