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A universally calibrated microplate ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay for foods and applications to Manuka honey

Bolanos de la Torre, Amparo Angelica S., Henderson, Terence, Singh Nigam, Poonam and Owusu-Apenten, Richard K. (2015) A universally calibrated microplate ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay for foods and applications to Manuka honey. Food Chemistry, 174 (1). pp. 119-123. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.11.009

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.11.009

Abstract

The ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay was recently adapted to a microplate format. However, microplate-based FRAP (mFRAP) assays are affected by sample volume and composition. This work describes a calibration process for mFRAP assays which yields data free of volume effects. From the results, the molar absorptivity (ε) for mFRAP assay was 141698 M-1 cm-1 for gallic acid, 49328 M-1cm-1 for ascorbic acid, and 21606 M-1cm-1 for ammonium ferrous sulphate. The significance of ε (M-1cm-1) is discussed in relation to mFRAP assay sensitivity, minimum detectable concentration, and the dimensionless FRAP-value. Gallic acid showed 6.6 moles of Fe2+ equivalents compared to 2.3 moles of Fe+2 equivalents for ascorbic acid. Application of the mFRAP assay to Manuka honey samples (rated 5+, 10+, 15+, and 18+ Unique Manuka Factor; UMF) showed that FRAP values (0.54-0.76 mmol Fe2+ per 100g honey) were strongly correlated with UMF ratings (R2 =0.977) and total phenols content (R2=0.982)whilst the UMF rating was correlated with the total phenols (R2=0.999). In conclusion, mFRAP assay results were successfully standardized to yield data corresponding to 1-cm spectrophotometer which is useful for quality assurance purposes. The antioxidant capacity of Manuka honey was found to be directly related to the UMF rating (199 words)

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:30666
Deposited By: Dr Richard Owusu-Apenten
Deposited On:08 Dec 2014 11:17
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:16

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