Phytochemical analysis and anti-inflammatory potential of hyphaene thebaica L. fruit

Mohamed A. Farag, Paul W. Paré

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Metabolite profiling and biological activity are reported from organic and aqueous extracts of the fruit from the desert palm Hyphaene thebaica. Phenolics and oxylipids profiles were determined using UPLC-PDA-TOF (ultra performance-photodiode array-time of flight) high-resolution mass spectrometry in order to obtain the molecular formula and exact mass Under optimized conditions, 17 compounds were simultaneously identified and quantified including 2 cinnamic acid derivatives, 5 flavonoids, 6 fatty acids, 2 sphingolipids, a lignan, and a stilbene. Sugars composition in the fruit was characterized and quantified by 1H-NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) with sucrose detected as the major component in fruit at a level of 219 mg/g. Fruit organic extracts anti-inflammatory potential was assessed in vitro by cyclooxygenase-1 enzyme inhibition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C1503-C1508
JournalJournal of food science
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Hyphaene thebaica L
  • NMR
  • Phenolics


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