Nutrition & Santé
Volume 11, Numéro 2, Pages 107-111

Bioactive Compounds And Antioxidant Activity Of Parsley Leaves Powder

Authors : Bouasla Abdallah . Gassi Hibet Errahmane .


Introduction. Parsley is a widely consumed culinary herb and it is employed for the treatment of various diseases. Objective: Evaluation of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of parsley leaves powder. Material and methods: Polyphenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids contents as well as the antioxidant activity (DPPH radical scavenging activity and Ferric-reducing antioxidant power) were determined. Results: The determination of polyphenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids revealed respective contents of 10.06 mg GAE/ g, 2.51 mg EQ/ g, and 4.32 mg EβC/ g of dry plant material. Parsley leaves powder exhibited also a strong antioxidant activity as revealed by both methods used in the present study. Conclusion: Parsley leaves powder showed an interesting nutraceutical potential and it can successfully be used in the formulation of functional food products.


Parsley leaves ; Bioactive compounds ; Antioxidant activity

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