Antioxidant Activity of Wild Mango (Mangifera) From Sumatra

Fitmawati Fitmawati, Erwina Juliantari, Rodesia Mustika Roza, Mayta Novaliza Isda


Wild mango is a species of mango that is agronomically and economically less valuable due to the characteristics of sour taste, thick fibres and thin mesocarp, that are less attractive to be consumed in comparison with common mango. These characteristics with low consumptive values make this fruit difficult to be cultivated. This study aims to determine the antioxidant content of wild mango. The qualitative analysis of antioxidant activity in wild mango used both method of TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) and HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), whereas the quantitative analysis used DPPH (1,1- diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) Method. The qualitatively antioxidant activity of wild Mango from Sumatra using TLC and HPLC methods showed the presence of bioactive contents. The quantitively antioxidant activity with IC50 resulted that Bukit suligi’s mango had the highest level of antioxidant activity and Mangifera torquenda had the lowest level of antioxidant activity both in the stem or leaves. The antioxidant compounds found in wild mango could improve the phytochemical insight and be potential for the phytopharmaceuticals of antidegenerative treatments.

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