Research Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 11, November, 2016

Roots from mulberries (Morus alba) natural and hybrids varieties: phenolic contend and nutraceutical potential as antioxidant

Denise Sande Maykelis Díaz Solares Yanio Enrique Milián Rodríguez Inelvis Castro Cabrera Leydi Fonte Carballo Nancy Altunaga Pérezb Yudit Lugo Moralesb Gecernir Colenc Jacqueline Aparecida Takahashia   

Open Access   

Published:  Nov 29, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.601110

Fruits of Morus alba have been described as source of phytochemicals with antioxidant activity, which is of interest for human consume, and food industry. However, differences in antioxidant capacity among varieties of this species, as well as the potential of other parts of this plant has been little explored. In this work, extracts of roots from twelve (natural or hybrid) varieties of M. alba were evaluated. There were observed differences between varieties, as the range of total phenol content among hexane, ethanol and aqueous extracts (0.55 – 1.59; 2.72 – 6.61; 5.09 – 9.85 gallic acid /100 g of extract, respectively). Antioxidant action of M. alba roots extracts was proved in different assays as radical scavenger and iron reduction capacity. Ethanol was found to be the best solvent to extract antioxidant compounds. Among all extracts assayed, the best association between high phenol and flavonoid content associated to free radicals scavenger and iron reducing power activities were shown by ethanol root extract from hybrid variety IZ 64. This work demonstrated that M. alba roots possess great potential as source of phytochemicals with antioxidant activity and pointed variety IZ 64 as the best cultivar to be used due to its functional properties or as source of natural antioxidants.

Keyword:     Morus alba varieties mulberry root antioxidant radical scavenging.


Sande D, Solares MD, Rodríguez YEM, Cabrera IC, Carballo LF, Pérez NA, Morales YL, Colen G, Takahashi JA. Roots from mulberries (Morus alba) natural and hybrids varieties: phenolic contend and nutraceutical potential as antioxidant. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (11): 063-069.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

HTML Full Text


Article Metrics
381 Views 33 Downloads 414 Total



Related Search

By author names