What is it about?
• This research paper is about the isolation, purification and characterization of proteins derived from jackfruit seeds. • It also looks into how these proteins can be used as preservative agents for protein-rich food systems or health-promoting diet supplements. • The study focused on identifying two peptide sequences with antioxidant potentials (JFS-1 & JFS2) which were tested in terms of their pH stability, temperature resistance and gastrointestinal digestion tolerance.
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Why is it important?
• This research paper is important because it explores the potential of jackfruit seed proteins as a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which have been linked to aging-related disorders such as diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. • The study isolated and purified jackfruit seed proteins in order to identify peptides with antioxidant properties, then tested them for their ability to inhibit protein denaturation (a process associated with these diseases). • If successful, this could lead to the development of preservative agents or health supplements derived from naturally occurring sources like jackfruits - providing an alternative solution compared traditional synthetic antioxidants used today.
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This page is a summary of: Identification of antioxidant peptides derived from tropical jackfruit seed and investigation of the stability profiles, Food Chemistry, March 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127876.
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