Comparative Analysis of Polyphenolic and Antioxidant Constituents in Dried Seedlings and Seedless Acacia nilotica Fruits

Amani AbdErahman, Olalere Olusegun Abayomi, Abd Elhafiz Eltahir Ahmed, Abdurahman Hamid Nour, Rosli bin Mohd Yunus, Ghada Mohamed Ibrahim, Nassereldeen Ahmed Kabbashi

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The phenolic and antioxidant constituents in Acacia nilotica fruits have become an important source of medicinal and therapeutic benefit with powerful biological properties. This study investigated the phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of powdered Acacia fruits with seeds and without seeds. The phenolic content and antioxidant capacities in them were determined using Folin–Ciocalteu and DPPH free radical-scavenging assays. The total phenolic and antioxidants of A. nilotica with seeds were spectrophotometrically determined to be 47.61 and 6.18% greater than when the seeds were removed from the dried fruits, respectively. The LC–MS/QTOF analysis shows the presence of 282 and 214 phenolic compounds in the methanol extracts of A. nilotica with seeds and without seeds, respectively. The present study, therefore, revealed that dried A. nilotica fruits with seeds have higher total phenolic content, antioxidant capacity, and bioactive constituents, which indicated that they have more medicinal value than fruits without seeds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Analysis and Testing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge the financial contribution of the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, for their support through the FRGS (RDU-160148) research grants.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, The Nonferrous Metals Society of China.


  • Acacia nilotica
  • DPPH antioxidant capacity
  • Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry
  • Total phenolic content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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