VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant Research & Biotechnology
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Volume: 34, Issue: 2, June 2021


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Doi: 10.1007/s42535-021-00213-1
Doi Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42535-021-00213-1
First Page: 470
Last Page: 476
Published: 02 April, 2021

Proximate composition of orange peel, pea peel and rice husk wastes and their potential use as antimicrobial agents and antioxidants


Abstract:

The proximate composition of extracts from three selected agro-wastes (rice husk, pea peels and orange peels) was determined by following AACC protocols. All wastes were found to have intrinsic phytochemical compositions which are responsible for their antimicrobial and/or antioxidant potential. Amongst the wastes, orange peel had largest amount of total phenolic content as well as total flavonoid content. The highest values for total phenolic and flavonoid contents were consistent with the most significant antioxidant potential observed for orange peel. Although FRAP values were in agreement with the scavenging assays, but the reducing power in terms of total antioxidant capacity was highest for pea peel extracts. The wastes also exhibited significant inhibition against selected fungal and bacterial stains which suggest that these samples could be good antimicrobial source.

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Keywords:


Agro-waste, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Phytochemicals


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Acknowledgements :



The authors are highly grateful to Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for funding Dr. Aeysha Sultan under Start-up Research Grant Program (SRGP) for project No 1507.


Author Information:



Syeda Andleeb Zahra Naqvi
Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Sargodha, Pakistan

Roberto Acevedo
Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Sargodha, Pakistan
raialiirfan@gmail.com

Saima Zaheer
Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Sargodha, Pakistan

Aeysha Sultan
Departmentof Chemistry, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

Shanavas Shajahan
Nano and Hybrid Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, Periyar University, Salem, India

Syeda Laila Rubab
Departmentof Chemistry, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

QuratUl Ain
Department of Chemistry, University of Lahore, Sargodha, Pakistan

, Roberto Acevedo
Facultad de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad San Sebastián, Santiago, Chile
roberto.acevedo.llanos@gmail.c




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