Journal article

Screening of Polyphenols in Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and Determination of Their Antioxidant Activity in Different Tobacco Varieties.

Xinda Zou, Amrit Bk, Abdur Rauf, Muhammad Saeed, Yahya S Al-Awthan, Mohammed A Al-Duais, Omar Bahattab, Muhammad Hamayoon Khan, Hafiz AR Suleria

ACS Omega | American Chemical Society (ACS) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) is an herbaceous plant originating from South America and processed into cigarettes for consumption. Polyphenols are considered vital components of tobacco in view of their contribution to antioxidant properties. This study aimed to determine the phenolic compounds in different tobacco varieties by applying cold extraction with methanol and distilled water. The extracts were screened for phenolic compound diversity and distribution as well as their antioxidant potential in different tobacco varieties. The results showed that the methanolic extract of tobacco SP-28 exhibited the highest value in the total phenolic content (24.82 ± 0.07 mg GAE/gd.w.) and total flavo..

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