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Lagouri V., Mpantouna A. and Stathopoulos P. (2010): J. Food Process. Pres. (34), 872-886
This study was designed to compare the phenolic content and antioxidant properties of non-polar and polar fractions of Origanum onites, O. dictamnus, Thymus vulgaris and Rosmarinus ofﬁcinalis that are grown in the same region (Crete, Greece). In the b-carotene/linoleic acid system the hexane extracts showed higher antioxidant activity (P < 0.05) than methanol and
dichoromethane extracts did (mean value: 73.53, 52.79 and 33.5%, respectively). Oregano exhibited stronger antioxidant activity (P < 0.05) than rosemary, thyme and dittany. The dichloromethane and methanol extracts appeared to have a higher radical scavenging activity (P < 0.05) than the hexane extracts (mean 50% inhibition value: 1.62, 1.21 and 7.71, respectively). The dichloromethane extracts showed strong inhibition in the corn oil oxidation (up to 81.1%), which is higher when compared with that of butylated hydroxytoluene (42.07%). Rosemary was a stronger inhibitor in the oil oxidation (P < 0.05) than oregano, thyme and dittany. High and positive correlations were observed between the total ﬂavonoids of the methanol plant
extracts and their antioxidant activity in all the three assays.
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