7. Antioxidant Activity of Phytochemicals and Their Method of Analysis

  1. Visakh P. M,
  2. Laura B. Iturriaga and
  3. Pablo Daniel Ribotta
  1. Ashish Rawson1,
  2. Ankit Patras2,
  3. B. Dave Oomah3,
  4. Rocio Campos-Vega4 and
  5. Mohammad B. Hossain5

Published Online: 30 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118865606.ch7

Advances in Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 2

Advances in Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 2

How to Cite

Rawson, A., Patras, A., Oomah, B. D., Campos-Vega, R. and Hossain, M. B. (2013) Antioxidant Activity of Phytochemicals and Their Method of Analysis, in Advances in Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 2 (eds V. P. M, L. B. Iturriaga and P. D. Ribotta), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118865606.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

  2. 2

    Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, Canada

  4. 4

    Public Food Center Program (PROPAC), Research and Graduate Studies in Food Science, School of Chemistry, Querétaro State University, México

  5. 5

    Department of Food Biosciences, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118137093

Online ISBN: 9781118865606

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Keywords:

  • antioxidant;
  • phytochemical;
  • health;
  • analytical;
  • method

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Importance of Antioxidants in Human Health (Their Mechanism of Action)

  • Natural Antioxidants

  • Overview of Methods Used to Measure Total Antioxidant Activity

  • Problems in Comparing Various Methods of Antioxidant Activity and Discrepancies over Their Measurement

  • Methods for Antioxidant Phytochemical Analysis

  • Concluding Remarks