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pepper, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cell line


The objective of this study was to investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of five pepper varieties tissues. Green Bell peppers had the highest total antioxidant contents; while Red Chilli variety had the lowest antioxidant activities (ABTS was 3.89 ?mol TE/g fw, DPPH was 2.82 ?mol TE/g fw and FRAP was 16.95 ?mol TE/g fw). The methanolic extracts of different peppers showed strong but different anti-inflammatory activity values (8.22 ?g/ml - 9.52 ?g). Yellow Bell, Red and Green Chilli had the highest anti-inflammatory activity followed by Green and Red Bell extracts, respectively. The results suggest that these varieties of pepper could contribute as sources of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory related to the oxidative stress and inflammation prevention.

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