Application of Honey to Reduce Oxidation in Soybean Oil

Journal of Food Quality and Hazards Control 4 (2017) 79-84

6 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2019

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Pantea Ardehali

University of Tehran

Farzad Asadi

University of Tehran

Mehdi Jahantigh

University of Zabol

Majid Aminzare

Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Background: The oxidation of unsaturated lipids by free radicals is one of the main causes of food deterioration. The major purpose of the present study was to determine effectiveness of application of honey in order to reduce oxidation in soybean oil.

Methods: Six groups were designed, including control (soybean oil emulsion without preservative), positive control (butylated hydroxyl toluene 200 ppm), and soybean oil treatment groups (containing 1, 2.5, 5, and 7.5% honey). Each group was sampled in order to measure peroxide value, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and total antioxidant capacity parameters during 5 intervals (0, 1, 3, 5, and 7 days). Data were analyzed by ANOVA using SPSS statistical software.

Results: Total phenolic content and radical scavenging activity (IC50 in mg/ml) were estimated to be 74.8±0.3 mg gallic acid equivalents/100 g and 23.4±0.2 mg/ml, respectively. Totally, the soybean oil samples treated by 2.5 and 5% honey showed higher (p<0.05) antioxidant capacity than control and other treatment groups.

Conclusion: The present study demonstrated considerable antioxidant potency of honey in oil emulsion. Owing to economical reasons, it is recommended that 2.5% honey could be applied as an alternative for synthetic antioxidants in oil-rich foods.

Keywords: Honey, Antioxidants, Soybean Oil, Food Preservation

Suggested Citation

Ardehali, Pantea and Asadi, Farzad and Jahantigh, Mehdi and Aminzare, Majid, Application of Honey to Reduce Oxidation in Soybean Oil (2017). Journal of Food Quality and Hazards Control 4 (2017) 79-84, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3439678

Pantea Ardehali

University of Tehran ( email )

Tehran
Tehran, UT 0098
Iran

Farzad Asadi

University of Tehran ( email )

16th Azar St., Enghelab Sq
Tehran, UT 1417466191
Iran

Mehdi Jahantigh

University of Zabol ( email )

Bonjar Street
Iran

Majid Aminzare (Contact Author)

Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran ( email )

Parvin Etesami Blvd, Ansarieh
Azadi Sq.
Zanjan, 45157-8634
Iran

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