Phytochemical Screening for Antioxidant Properties of Germinated Foxtail Millet

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Jelang Jelku D. Sangma
W. Jessie Suneetha
B. Anila Kumari
K. B. Suneetha Devi

Abstract

Phytochemicals are a complex group of bioactive non-nutrient compounds of the plant kingdom and an integral part of the human diet. The present research was carried out to screen the phytochemicals in raw and germinated foxtail millets. The screening showed the presence of carbohydrates, alkaloids, fixed oils and fats, terpenoids and cardiac glycosides in both raw and germinated foxtail millets. Amino acids were not detected in raw but present in germinated, indicating in prominent in the bio-availability of amino-acids due to germination. The absence of quinones indicated that extracts have not undergone any oxidation during storage.

Keywords:
Foxtail millet, germinated foxtail millet, phytochemicals, amino acids.

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D. Sangma, J. J., Suneetha, W. J., Kumari, B. A., & Devi, K. B. S. (2019). Phytochemical Screening for Antioxidant Properties of Germinated Foxtail Millet. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 38(6), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v38i630394
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