Evaluation of luteolin from shells of Korean peanut cultivars for industrial utilization
AbstractLuteolin is a medicinally valuable phyto-chemical, which was indentified in plants. This study was aimed to analyse the luteolin content in peanut waste (shell) of 42 peanut cultivars. The concentration of luteolin varied in the range of 546.8 to 4485.0 mg/kg and a significantly higher concentration of luteolin (4485.0 mg) was found in Mikwang. This is the first report on luteolin analysis in Korean peanut shells. The results of the present study suggest that Mikwang peanut shells have higher concentration of luteolin, which would be useful for agricultural, industrial and pharmaceutical purposes.
Keywords: Luteolin, peanut, shell, Mikwang.
African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(28), pp. 4477-4480