Exploring the prophylactic potential of sesame seed and flaxseed as a functional food

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Exploring the prophylactic potential of sesame seed and flaxseed as a functional food

Mishal Riaz, Ali Asghar, Tabussam Tufail, Sehrish Sikander, Muhammad Imran, Hamna Ahmed, Fasiha Ahsan, Shahid Bashir, Muhammad Zia Shahid, Huseen Bukht
Int. J. Biosci.17( 1), 63-68, July 2020.
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Flaxseed or linseed (Linumusitatissimum L.) comes from the flax plant, an annual herb. Sesame (Sesamum indicumis) belongs to family Pedaliaceae. The main importance of flaxseed and sesame is in the human nutrition sector because it is emerging as an important functional food ingredient thanks to the content of active compounds, pointed to provide health benefits. This research was conducted to analyze effect of these oilseeds crops and their compositional analysis was performed. Moisture content of samples was about 12-13%. Fat was found to be about 40% in both. Similarly, protein was found about 18-19%, fiber content about 3-4% and ash was measured about 3-8%. phytochemical analysis of flaxseed and sesame was done TPC, DPPH and ABTS were found about 190.90 mg GAE/100g, 48.37 g/100g and 6.427% respectively The obtained data was statistically analyzed to check the level of significance. Conclusively, Sesame and flaxseed can be utilized as health improving ingredients because of their miraculous nature against diseases.


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