Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation for nutritive values and antioxidant activities of Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum var. acuminatum)

Yuttana Sudjaroen
  • Yuttana Sudjaroen
  • Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, 10300 Thailand.
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  •  Received: 24 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 03 October 2014
  •  Published: 15 October 2014

Abstract

This objectives of this study were evaluated nutritive values of Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum var. acuminatum) and investigates its biological characteristics on health promotion, such as, antioxidant activities. The research was conducted by collecting sample, separating dried edible parts, which were determined nutritive values, including proximal analysis of water content, crude protein, crude fat, dietary fiber, total ash content, carbohydrate, total calories, β-carotene, vitamins E and C. The nutritive data show higher nutritive values of Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper than other Cayenne pepper. Moreover, β-carotene and vitamin E contents of Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper were higher than other Cayenne pepper. In conclusion, Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper was quite more good nutritive values than other Cayenne peppers with preferable antioxidant activities and non-toxic effect on Vero cell.
 
Key words: Bang Chang’s Cayenne pepper, Capsicum annuum var. acuminatum, nutritive value, antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity.