Nurdjanah, Siti and Yuliana, Neti and Nawansih, Otik and Dewi, Ratna (2019) Sweet potato greens ‘neglected vegetables rich in bioactive compounds’ (part I): radical scavenging activity, inhibitory effect on a- amylase, total phenolic and flavonoid contents of local sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) leaves. Conference Proceeding of 2nd ICGAB 2018. pp. 296-300. ISSN 978-602-74352-5-4


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Sweet potato greens or leaves are commonly consumed by rural people in some part of Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and other part of the world. In addition to their nutritive value, sweet potato leaves have been reported to content an appreciable amount of bioactive compounds such as polyphenol including flavonoids beneficial for health. Over the years, phenolic including flavonoids are intensely studied for their physiological health benefits as functional foods. However information on bioactive contents of sweet potato greens grown locally in Lampung are inexistent, therefore this paper reports some components believed to be potential for human health. The leaves of locally grown three sweet potato genotypes used in this study were harvested six weeks after planting. The results showed methanol extract of sweet potato leaves had 63-79% DPPH radical scavenging activity 55-59 % inhibitory effect on a amylase , 0.81-1.75 g GAE/100 g dry weight of total phenolic content, and 7.57-10.51mg QE/100 g dry weight of flavonoids.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Teknologi Hasil Pertanian
Depositing User: Siti Nurdjanah
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 06:47
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 06:47

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