Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp 5180–5187 | Cite as

Antioxidant activity of raspberry (Rubus fruticosus) leaves extract and its effect on oxidative stability of sunflower oil

  • Maryam AsnaashariEmail author
  • Raheleh Tajik
  • Mohammad Hossein Haddad Khodaparast
Original Article


Efficacy of R. fruticosus leaves extract in stabilizing sunflower oil during accelerated storage has been studied. Extracts of R. fruticosus were prepared in different solvents which methanolic extract yield with 15.43 % was higher than water and acetone ones (11.87 and 6.62 %, respectively). Methanolic extract was chosen to evaluate its thermal stability at 70 °C in sunflower oil, due to the highest yield, antioxidant and antiradical potential and also high content of phenolic compounds campared to other solvents. So, different concentrations of methanolic extract (200, 400, 600, 800 and 1,000 ppm) were added to sunflower oil. BHA and BHT at 200 ppm served as standards besides the control. Peroxide value (PV) and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) were taken as parameters for evaluation of effectiveness of R. fruticosus leaves extract in stabilization of sunflower oil. Moreover, antioxidant activity index (AAI) of the extract at 120 °C at rancimat were conducted. Results from different parameters were in agreement with each other, suggesting the highest efficiency of 1,000 ppm of the extract followed by BHT, BHA and other concentrations of the extract. Results reveal the R. fruticosus leaves extract to be a potent antioxidant for stabilization of sunflower oil.


Antioxidant activity R. fruticosus leaves extract Sunflower oil Thermal stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryam Asnaashari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raheleh Tajik
    • 2
  • Mohammad Hossein Haddad Khodaparast
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of AgricultureFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and TechnologyVaramin Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityVaraminIran

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