Phytochemical Evaluation of A. esculentus Extracts
Syeda Mona Hassan
Keywords: Extracts, Lipidemic acid, Abelmoschus esculentus
The bioactives of A. esculentus leaves and seeds were extracted by using four solvent systems (80% methanol, 80% ethanol, 100% methanol and 100% ethanol) and leaves presented maximum extract yield (38.1 g/100g DW) in 80% methanolic solvent system. Antioxidant analysis of A. esculentus leaves and seeds extracts performed in terms of total phenolic and total flavonoid contents, showed that 80% methanolic leaves extract offered highest total phenolic contents (31.2 mg GAE/g DW), whereas 80% ethanolic leaves gave maximum total flavonoid contents (41.8 mg CE/g DW).