The changes of vitamin C, chlorophyll, carotene, xanthophylls content and the antiradicalic activity of sunflower sprouts after selenium treatment

Camelia Moldovan, Nicoleta Hadaruga, Diana Raba, Mirela Popa, Aurica Borozan, Mărioara Druga, Delia Dumbrava

Volume 23, Issue 1;
Pages: 36-39; 2017
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
In this paper we present some of the consequences of the selenium treatment on sunflower sprout. We determined: vitamin C, chlorophyll pigments, xanthophylls and carotens content and antiradical activity (AA). Sunflower sprouts were obtained by sunflower seeds germination in presence of sodium selenite (5 and 10 ppm Se) – experimental group, and water – control group. The methods used in our study were: Vitamin C – by iodometric method, AA – by DPPH method, chlorophyll pigments, xanthophylls and carotenes – by spectrophotometric method. The selenium treatment has led to increasing all of these parameters in experimental group, comparing to control group. The selenium treatment of sunflower seeds improves the nutritive quality of sunflower sprouts with beneficial effect on the human consumption.
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