Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Chinese Hickory (Carya cathayensis) kernel ethanol extraction

  • C Zhu
  • X Deng
  • F Shi
Keywords: Carya cathayensis, antioxidant activity, reducing capacity, scavenging activity.


The kernel of Carya cathayensis Sarg. is a special local product and is widely used as a kind of food in China. In the present study, the antioxidant properties of the kernel including the ability to inhibit the autooxidation of linoleic acid, the reducing capacity, and the scavenging activity on the free radicals were evaluated. The results indicated that a kernel of C. cathayensis has effective antioxidant function, especially in superoxide anion scavenging activity.

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