Resveratrol, total phenolic and flavonoid contents, and antioxidant potential of seeds and sprouts of Korean peanuts

  • Bishnu Adhikari
  • Sanjeev Kumar Dhungana
  • Muhammad Waqas Ali
  • Arjun Adhikari
  • Il-Doo Kim
  • Dong-Hyun Shin


Peanut sprouts are gaining increasing popularity as a potential source of functional food. The objective of this study was to investigate yield and food value of peanut sprouts of six Korean peanut genotypes (Daekwang, Akwang, Baekjung, Alogi, Pungan and Heugttangkong) from day 5 through 9. Functional compounds like polyphenol, flavonoid, and resveratrol contents were significantly (p < 0.05) high in the sprouts compared to those in the seeds. Pungan yielded significantly (p < 0.05) high sprouts followed by Alogi. However, antioxidant potentials and functional compounds in the sprouts varied significantly (p < 0.05) with genotype, sprout part, and day after germination. Overall consideration of the yield, functional compounds, and antioxidant potentials of the sprouts suggested that more appropriate time of sprout harvest for Alogi and Pungan was day 5–7 and that for the other genotypes was day 5–8. The yield and functional properties of peanut sprouts significantly varied with genotypes, parts, and age.


Antioxidant potential Functional compounds Genotypes Peanut sprout Resveratrol 



This research was supported by Kyungpook National University research fund, 2016.

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Conflict of interest

The authors do not declare any conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Applied BiosciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguKorea
  2. 2.International Institute of Research and DevelopmentKyungpook National UniversityDaeguKorea

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