American Journal of Applied Sciences

Determination of Antioxidants in Oil Palm Leaves (Elaeis guineensis)

Ng Mei Han and Choo Yuen May

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.1243.1247

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 9

Pages 1243-1247

Abstract

Problem statement: Previous findings on the occurrence of water soluble antioxidants in palm oil has brought to the question on whether these compounds is also present in other parts of the oil palm; namely its leaves. Approach: It is now believed that the water soluble antioxidants are also present in other biomass of the oil palm, namely, the leaves. This study reported on the determination of the water soluble antioxidants in oil palm leaves. Results: The results showed the analyses of the antioxidants in oil palm leaves. Conclusion: This study is thus conducted to trace the availability of these antioxidants in the leaves of the oil palm of the Elaeis guineensis variety.

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© 2010 Ng Mei Han and Choo Yuen May. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.