Screening Methods To Measure Antioxidant Activity of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and Sorghum Products Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Specialty sorghums, their brans, and baked and extruded products were analyzed for antioxidant activity using three methods: oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), 2,2'-azinobis (3-ethyl-benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). All sorghum samples were also analyzed for phenolic contents. Both ABTS and DPPH correlated highly with ORAC (R(2) = 0.99 and 0.97, respectively, n = 18). Phenol contents of the sorghums correlated highly with their antioxidant activity measured by the three methods (R(2) >or= 0.96). The ABTS and DPPH methods, which are more cost effective and simpler, were demonstrated to have similar predictive power as ORAC on sorghum antioxidant activity. There is a need to standardize these methods to allow for data comparisons across laboratories.

author list (cited authors)

  • Awika, J. M., Rooney, L. W., Wu, X., Prior, R. L., & Cisneros-Zevallos, L.

complete list of authors

  • Awika, Joseph M||Rooney, Lloyd W||Wu, Xianli||Prior, Ronald L||Cisneros-Zevallos, Luis

publication date

  • January 1, 2003 11:11 AM