Antioxidant activity of extracts from defatted and non-defatted flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) seeds
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Flax, Linum usitatissimum, is an annual plant and member of the Linaceae family . Flax is rich in fats (41%), proteins (20%) and dietary fibre (28%). Seeds of flax are the richest source of alpha-linolenic acid, lignans and other nutritional components. Flaxseed oil contains interesting bioactive compounds other than the fats . The aim of this study was to estimate the total polyphenol content (TPC), free radical scavenging activity, and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) in extracts from defatted and non-defatted flax seeds. The results clearly show the impact of fatty acids on the effectiveness of this research.
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