Determination Of phytochemical Screening And Antioxidant Activity Of Phenolic Compounds Extracting From Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus) Cultivated In North Darfur State.

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Adam Ibrahim Ahmed Osman, Ard elshifa Mohammed Elhassan Mohammed


The aim of the present work is to investigate the phytochemicalprofilesscreening and antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds from okra, Abelmoschus esculentus L., (ladies finger). Which known as tropical vegetable, widely planted in North Darfur State Sudan.Maceration method was used to prepare the crude extracts with methanol and chloroform (1:1) to determine the contents of Abelmoschus esculentusparts by GC-MS,The phytochemical screening made upon the crude extracts of A. esculentus revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, reducing compounds, sterols and terpens. The antioxidant capacities in theforms of DPPH (2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) wasevaluated by spectrophotometric method.The results showed also presence of some bioactive principles such as total phenolic compounds content, flavonoids and tannins. Hence, the total phenolic compounds representa potential source of antioxidants. Okra is a nutritional source of power used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposesis good source of naturalantioxidants that are responsible for the health benefits.

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