FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING POTENCY OF FIVE DATE PALM (PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA L.) FRUIT VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN KHAIRPUR MIR’S
Keywords:antioxidants, DPPH, date fruit, methanol, water
The fruit of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is well-known for its several health blessings and dietary values and its wonderful supply of phenolics compounds and holds relatively exquisite antioxidant capacity. Therefore, the goal of this study is to investigate the free radical scavenging efficiency of the five-date types Aseel, Kupro, Karbala Wari, Asul Khurmo and Gajar Wari cultivated in district Khairpur Mir’s. These date varieties were screened with the help of DPPH assay to evaluate their free radical scavenging efficiency in different solvents. From the statistics, it turned into scrutinize that each extract has interesting antioxidant functionality against free radicals. The methanolic extract has more potential to incline the free radicals. It was concluded that the date variety Asul Khumro is shown excellent activity because it possesses lowest IC50 value 17.823µg/mL, followed by Gajar Wari 20.679 µg/mL in methanolic solution while Kupro 20.937µg/mL in Methanol + Water solution then relaxation of different date varieties at their mature Tamar level. It is concluded from the results that all dates fruit varieties at their final mature stage holds higher antioxidant potency and indicated that these date fruits have natural antioxidants.