Phytochemical Analysis in Pithecellobium dulce Fruit Peel Extract
Keywords:Ethnopharmacology, Pithecellobium dulce, phenols, flavonoids, functional foods.
The study aimed to reveal the phyto-chemical profile of Pithecellobium dulce fruit peel extract. The P. dulce fruit peel extract (PDFE) was obtained by cold maceration tech-nique using ethanol. The qualitative phyto-chemical study showed that PDFE contains carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, al-kaloids, phenols, flavonoids, glycosides, and anthraquinones. The quantitative phytochemi-cal revealed that one gram of PDFE contains 82.33mg of carbohydrates, 38 mg of proteins, 26 mg of flavonoids (quercetin equivalent), and 19 mg GAE/g of phenolic (gallic acid equivalent) concentration and the quantity is increasing si-multaneously with 2 and 3 gms. The study con-cluded that PDFE is rich in beneficial plant me-tabolites and which could be highly useful in the medical field to treat oxidative-stress-mediated diseases.