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Bioactive compounds assessment and antioxidant capacity of bitter orange

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Atif Akbar, Naqeeb Ullah, Muhammad Arif, Najma Shams, Khurram Kabir, Muhammad Tariq, Muhammad Ayub, Hameed Ur Rehman

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 5), 293-300, November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.5.293-300


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Citrus is the more important fruit crop produced and used up from all over world. Citrus aurantium L is the member of citrus genus Rutaceae. Citrus bioactive compounds prevent from oxidative damage and these compounds also possess their activity by rendering the chain reaction and constraining the lipid oxidation for preventing the oxidation damage. Flavones chalcones, flavan-3,4-diol and flavan-3-ols are biosynthetic origin classes of flavonoids and also end product of biosynthesis. On the base of molecular structure they are categories into eight classes that contains catechin, chalcones, is flavones, flavanones, flavanols and dihydroflavonols. Means values titratable acidity for bitter orange varieties presented in table obtained for V3 depicted the highest value of titratable acidity 4.01% and followed by V2 % was 4.93% while lowest was found in V1 4.82. Total soluble solid probably represent the sugars and mainly used to check the maturity of fruit. Total soluble solids of bitter orange varieties was shown in Figure 4.7. Results show that V3 has higher Total soluble solids contents 9.1 as compared to V1 8.1 and V2 8.5.


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