Comparison of the antioxidant power of extracts of the red vs. yellow Nephelium lappaceum variety

February 20, 2023 | Sustainability |

Conducted by Universidad de Iberoamerica, Costa Rica, and Universidad Norbert Wiener, Peru, this study explores the antioxidant composition of Nephelium lappaceum L., also known as “Chinese mamon” or “rambutan”. Focusing on red and yellow peels, electronic tests and chromatography were employed, using ascorbic acid as a benchmark. The peels exhibited significant antioxidant properties, revealing flavonoids, coumarins, glycosides, and carotenoids as key components. The study provides valuable insights into the nutritional profile of Nephelium lappaceum, offering a comprehensive understanding of its antioxidant attributes. This research contributes to the broader comprehension of the health benefits associated with this tropical fruit in the Brunca and Huetar Atlántica regions of Costa Rica.

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