Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 277–286 | Cite as

Effects of different extraction solvents on polyphenols and antioxidant capacity of peel, pulp and seed kernel of kuini (Mangifera odorata)

  • Nur Fatimah Lasano
  • Nurul Shazini RamliEmail author
  • Azizah Hj Hamid
  • Roselina Karim
  • Mohd Sabri Pak Dek
  • Radhiah Shukri
Research Article


This study aimed to investigate the effect of different extraction solvents and determine the optimum solvent concentration (in the range of 0–100%) for the recovery of total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and antioxidant capacity of peel, pulp and seed kernel of Mangifera odorata fruit. The total phenolic (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) were determined using Folin–Ciocalteu and aluminum chloride assays, respectively. The highest level of TPC was found in 60% and 80% (v/v) acetone for pulp and seed kernel while peel showed the highest TPC at the concentration of 80% (v/v) acetone. The optimum total flavonoid content was achieved at 100% (v/v) methanol for all fruit parts. Antioxidant activity was measured using ferric reducing antioxidant power assay, and the result showed the highest activity at 60% (v/v) ethanol for all parts of M. odorata fruit. The highest scavenging activity was shown at 60% (v/v) acetone for pulp and seed kernel, respectively. Peel exhibited the highest scavenging activity at 40% acetone. It can be concluded that the recovery of phenolic compounds was dependent on the polarity of the chemical constituents in the different parts of fruit as well as the polarity of the solvent systems used. Seed kernel had the highest TPC, TFC and possessed excellent antioxidant capacity compared to peel and pulp of M. odorata. Therefore, the seed kernel can be incorporated into food products as a functional ingredient for the prevention of oxidative-stress related diseases.


Polyphenols Solvent extraction Mangifera Reducing power Scavenging activity 



The research has been supported by Universiti Putra Malaysia under Putra Initiative Grant (GP-IPM/2016/9481800).

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Ethical statement

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Conflict of interest

Nur Fatimah Lasano has no conflict of interest. Nurul Shazini Ramli has no conflict of interest. Azizah Hj Hamid has no conflict of interest. Roselina Karim has no conflict of interest. Mohd Sabri Pak Dek has no conflict of interest. Radhiah Shukri has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nur Fatimah Lasano
    • 1
  • Nurul Shazini Ramli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Azizah Hj Hamid
    • 1
  • Roselina Karim
    • 2
  • Mohd Sabri Pak Dek
    • 1
  • Radhiah Shukri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Food Science, Faculty of Food Science and TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Department Food Technology, Faculty of Food Science and TechnologyUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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