Identification and quantification of fruit phenolic compounds of Malus communis

  • Soulef Saoudi Laboratory of Phytotherapy Applied to Chronic Diseases, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, Univ Setif 1, 19000, Algeria
  • Seddik Khennouf Laboratory of Phytotherapy Applied to Chronic Diseases, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, Univ Setif 1, 19000, Algeria
  • Nozha Mayouf Laboratory of Phytotherapy Applied to Chronic Diseases, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, Univ Setif 1, 19000, Algeria


Malus communis (apple) is fruits belong to family Rosaseae. Apple is important source of phytochemicals substance, which has good effect in human health and antioxidant activity. The aim of this work is to identify the polyphenols compounds and the antioxidant activity of Malus communis. The analyses phytochemicals of polyphenols is estimated by UPLC method. The flavonoids content were determinate by the Aluminum chloride method.  The antioxidant activity was evaluated by the DPPH, ABTS and reducing power. The results suggested that Malus communis have high content of sugars, tannin (795  ± 0.05 mg D- glucose equivalents per gram dry weight, 31.38 ± 0.006 mg tannic acid equivalents per gram dry weight and important amount of flavonoids 5.08 ±  0.001 mg quercetin equivalents per gram of dry weight) respectively. The chromatogram of apple demonstrated that this fruits contain various substances such as Gallic acid and Chlorogenic acid. The extract exerted good effect in antioxidant activity. Apple can scavenge free radicals ABTS and DPPH with values of IC50 (0.64 ± 0.02, 0.60 ± 0.03 mg/ml respectively). Finally the consumption dietary of fruits can reduce the risk the chronic disease.   

Keywords: Malus communis, UPLC, tannin, flavonoids, antioxidant activity.


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Saoudi S, Khennouf S, Mayouf N. Identification and quantification of fruit phenolic compounds of Malus communis. JDDT [Internet]. 15Dec.2019 [cited 31Oct.2020];9(6-s):1-. Available from: