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Saponin, Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Properties of Blighia sapida Pods

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.045
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The ackee is known to possess medicinal properties and is utilized in traditional medicine. This study was undertaken to evaluate the saponin, antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties of the ackee pods which are currently underutilized and discarded after processing.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the saponin, antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties of Blighia sapida (ackee) pods.  Saponins exhibit a wide range of medicinal properties which includes anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities.

Accepted: 
15 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016

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Revisiting Plant Fats and Health in the Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.091
Pages: 
1–2
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Accepted: 
07 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014
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