Gel Extraction from Caper Fruits (Capparies spinosa L.) and Assess its Effectiveness as Antioxidants
Keywords:Antioxidants, Caper fruits (Capparies spinosa), Gel extraction
The results of the current study showed that the caper plant contains active compounds such as phenols and flavonoids. Caper gel exhibited the highest antioxidant activity about 92.31 % when used at concentration 100 %, when was comparable to that shown by the industrial antioxidant Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT), which reached to 93.41%. The results also indicated that the alcohol extract of the caper gel was able to sweep the hydrogen peroxide amounted to 81.05 % compared to that shown by the industrial antioxidant and without significant differences. It also showed a reduction of 2.25 % which was not significantly different from standard ascorbic antioxidant which had the highest average of 2.84 %. This ability increased with an increase in gel concentration with no significant differences.
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