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Table 2 Total phenolics content and radical-scavenging capacity of methanolic extracts from wild bitter melon leaves

From: Antioxidant, cell-protective, and anti-melanogenic activities of leaf extracts from wild bitter melon (Momordica charantia Linn. var. abbreviata Ser.) cultivars

Variety and cultivars Total phenolics (mg GAE/g) IC50values (mg/mL)
DPPH NO Superoxide Hydroxyl radical
WV 33.70 ± 0.48b 4.79 ± 0.30a 0.79 ± 0.01 5.77 ± 0.10a 0.026 ± 0.003a
HL-1 25.86 ± 0.36a 28.00 ± 0.83c 0.76 ± 0.02 9.12 ± 0.22c 0.042 ± 0.004b
HL-2 25.94 ± 0.35a 20.39 ± 1.12b 0.80 ± 0.02 7.71 ± 0.35b 0.022 ± 0.004a
  1. GAE: Gallic acid equivalent. Data are expressed as the mean ± SD. Values in a column followed by the same superscript letter are not significantly different as determined by Duncan's multiple tests.