Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-695X
FONSECA, Aluísio M. da et al. Constituents and antioxidant activity of two varieties of coconut water (Cocos nucifera L.). Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.1b, pp. 193-198. ISSN 0102-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2009000200002.
An analysis of the constituents of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) water from two fruit varieties (green and yellow) by hydrodistillation and solvent extraction showed the presence of alcohols, ketones, thiols, carboxylic acids, phenols, and esters. Substantial antioxidant activity was observed, using the DPPH assay, for the samples obtained by hydrodistillation and petroleum ether extraction of both coconut varieties.
Palabras llave : Cocos nucifera; Arecaceae; coconut water; chemical composition; antioxidant activity.