Comparative antioxidant properties of methanolic extract of red and white dragon fruits

Mahendran Sekar, Nur Fatin Zulkifli, Nur Aina Azman, Nur Afiqah Amir Azhar, Abdin Shakirin Mohamad Norpi, Hafizati Izuani Musa, Nurul Syuhada Sahak, Mohd Syafiq Abdullah

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Objective: In the present study we are interested to carry out comparative antioxidant activity of red and white dragon fruits. Methods: The methanolic extract of both dragon fruits were tested for antioxidant activity by using DPPH method. Results: The results showed that the methanolic extract of red dragon fruits showed better antioxidant activity than methanolic extract of white dragon fruits. Conclusion: The red dragon fruit is a good candidate for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Review and Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Antioxidant
  • Dragonfruit
  • Hylocereous polyrhizus
  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Pitaya

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