HPLC Profiling of Phytoceutics in the Fruit Peel of Citrus Species of Tamilnadu

M. Chitra, V. Karunakaran, A. Velayutham


Citrus fruits are the rich source of natural antioxidants to prevent lots of diseases and are widely consumed in the villages of Thanjavur region, Tamilnadu, India. Peel waste of citrus fruits are rich in bioactive constituents such as flavonoids that are power house of antioxidants. Flavonoids are used in health boosting ingredients in foods as free radical scavenger. Flavonoids are secondary metabolites in citrus fruits that may possess biological activity and have beneficial effects as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cholesterolemic, antioxidant and anti-cancer agents. This study aimed to analyze the chemical constituent of Citrus medica and Citrus aurantium fruits peel for the first time. The objective of this study is to assess the Flavonoid contents in peel of C.medica and C.aurantium fruits by HPLC technique. Results of this study indicated that gallic acid, qucertin, rutin, cathecin, chlorgenic acid are exist in C.medica and chlorgenic acid and other flavonoids in C.aurantium peel. This study high lights the citrus peel could serve as a alternative source to chemicals, may be used for larger scale production of flavonoids


C.medica, flavonoids, C.aurantium peel, bioactive constituents, HPLC chromatogram

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