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Research Article - Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2021) Volume 4, Issue 6

Concern looks into underutilised tropical fruit: Quantification and identification of phenolic compounds in methanol extracts of artocarpusaltilis.

Diet richin fruits and vegetables is highly important in the maintenance of best possible general health. Artoarpusaltilisconsider an underutilizedfruit which is rich in phenolic compounds. Preliminary studies revealed that high quantities of phenoliccompounds actually exist in A. altilisfruit extracts. However,so far, the specific phenolic constituents in A. altilisfruit have not been wellidentified or studied. Therefore,the objective of this study was to identify and quantify some phenolic compounds in the methanol extracts of A. altiliswhole fruit, peel and pulp. By using the Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MSMS) based approach, a total of 9 compounds were detected and characterized on the basis of their chromatographic retention time, UVvis spectra and mass spectra in the negative-ion mode and data from the literature.The identified phenolic compounds were classified into flavonoids and phenolic acids. Two of the compounds detected were identified as flavonoids (quercetin and rutin), seven as phenolic acids such as, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, gallic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, sinapic acid and ascorbic acid. The hypothesis of the present study was asfollows: A. altilisfruit extracts contain phenolic compounds that could addcommercial value to this fruit.

Author(s): Tara K. Jalal*

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