Evaluation of luteolin from shells of Korean peanut cultivars for industrial utilization

  • Ramalingam Radhakrishnan
  • Suk-Bok Pae
  • Byoung-Kyu Lee
  • In-Youl Baek

Abstract

Luteolin 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

Author Biographies

Ramalingam Radhakrishnan
Legume and Oil Crop Research Division, Department of Functional Crop, National Institute of Crop Science, RDA, Miryang, 672-803, Republic of Korea
Suk-Bok Pae
Legume and Oil Crop Research Division, Department of Functional Crop, National Institute of Crop Science, RDA, Miryang, 672-803, Republic of Korea
Byoung-Kyu Lee
Legume and Oil Crop Research Division, Department of Functional Crop, National Institute of Crop Science, RDA, Miryang, 672-803, Republic of Korea
In-Youl Baek
Legume and Oil Crop Research Division, Department of Functional Crop, National Institute of Crop Science, RDA, Miryang, 672-803, Republic of Korea
Published
2016-04-06
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Articles

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