Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 38 issue 4 (december 2019) : 307-310

Estimation of Antioxidant Potential of Indigenous Halari and French Poitu Donkey Milk by using the Total Antioxidant Capacity and Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Essay

Anuradha Bhardwaj, Parbha Kumari, Varij Nayan, Tanvi, Sonali, R.A. Legha, Umesh Gautam, Yash Pal, Hema Tripathi, BN Tripathi
1ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar-125 001, Haryana, India.
Cite article:- Bhardwaj Anuradha, Kumari Parbha, Nayan Varij, Tanvi, Sonali, Legha R.A., Gautam Umesh, Pal Yash, Tripathi Hema, Tripathi BN (2019). Estimation of Antioxidant Potential of Indigenous Halari and French Poitu Donkey Milk by using the Total Antioxidant Capacity and Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power Essay. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 38(4): 307-310. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1501.
Over the last decade, research has been conducted towards the uses and properties of donkey milk that has distinct chemical composition and consequently particularly nutritional properties. It is interesting to determine antioxidant potential of indigenous Halari and French Poitu donkey milk by using the total antioxidant capacity and ferric reducing antioxidant power assay. These methods are reliable, fast and with sound methodological infrastructures. The objective of the present research was to investigate the applicability of the trolox based total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay for identification of antioxidant potential of Indian Halari donkey milk and French Poitu donkey milk. The donkey milk is quite popular for its anti-aging properties in Western and European countries as cosmetic and nutraceutical preparations. However, in Indian context no such study is conducted on Halari donkey milk. The Indian Halari donkeys are untapped resource for their dairy potential. Our results showed that the whole milk of Halari donkey is at par with French Poitu donkey milk in terms of their antioxidative potential.
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