The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate antioxidative and antifungal potential of hydrolytic products of glucosinolates. These two bioactivities were assessed in the seeds of the rocket salad, Indian rape, cabbage, cauliflower, knol-knol and radish using DPPH and disc diffusion assays. Alternaria alternata was used as test pathogen in disc diffusion assay. The antioxidative and antifungal capacities of the water extracts were found to increase with increasing dose. It was observed that Indian rape possessed highest percentage of inhibition, when 100% concentration of extracts were used. In disc diffusion assay, Indian rape and radish gave better results with increasing concentration. Highest percentage of inhibition of the Brassicas can be attributed in part to the maximum concentration of the hydrolytic products of glucosinolates present in them.
Key words: Antioxidative, antifungal, DPPH, disc diffusion assay, hydrolytic products.
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