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Table 1 Total phenols values and antioxidant activity from Barbados Cherry pulp extracts

From: Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo

Extracts Total Phenols % Inhibition of DPPH Radical
15 min 30 min 45 min
50% Methanol/ 4,478.37 ± 361.36a 98.89 ± 0.53a 98.64 ± 0.54 98.44 ± 0.38
70% Acetone
80% Ethanol/HCl 4,683.08 ± 216.49a 93.31 ± 0.17ab 95.63 ± 0.00ab 96.18 ± 0.09b
Water 4,631.70 ± 55.00a 97.29 ± 0.453bc 97.34 ± 0.53c 97.34 ± 0.53
80% Methanol 6,142.65 ± 15.80 97.44 ± 0.66 97.29 ± 0.90 97.29 ± 0.90
80% Acetone 4,807.84 ± 102.58a 98.44 ± 0.44c 98.44 ± 0.44c 98.44 ± 0.44c
BHT 2,500 μg/mL - 96.03 ± 0.53abcd 96.18 ± 0.38bd 96.23 ± 0.45bd
Ascorbic Acid - 98.44 ± 0.53c 98.49 ± 0.45c 98.54 ± 0.53c
2,500 μg/mL
  1. n = 3, Total Phenols = mg Gallic Acid/100 g of pulp.
  2. aStatistically significant result compared with the 80% methanol extract (p < 0.05).
  3. bStatistically significant result compared with the 50% methanol extract/70% acetone extract (p < 0.05).
  4. cStatistically significant result compared with the 80% ethanol extract/HCl (p < 0.001).
  5. dStatistically significant result compared with the 80% acetone extract (p < 0.001).