Antioxidant: A Key to Long Life
Mao Luang (Antidesma bunius) grown in Northeast of Thailand found to contain strong antioxidants, potential tumor inhibitors.
An analysis on flavonoids contents in Mao Luang fruits of fifteen cultivars (Antidesma bunius), grown in northeast Thailand. This investigation was carried out at the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Technology, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham Province, Northeast Thailand by Asst. Prof. Dr. Supachai Samappito and his Ph.D. student, Mr. Luchai Butkhup. The study aimed to analyze flavonoids contents in ripe fruits of fifteen Mao Luang cultivars (Antidesma bunius) harvested from dipterocarp forest of the mountainous areas of Phupan Valley, Sakon Nakhon Province, Northeast of Thailand. The fifteen cultivars were used as treatments. The results showed that fruits of the fifteen Mao Luang cultivars contained three different kinds of flavonoids, i.e., catechin, procyanidin B1 and procyanidin B2.
Link to Full Article : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18810968
Authors : Asst. Prof. Dr. Supachai Samappito and Luchai Butkhup,,,,,,,,,
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