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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 4)
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Toxicity and Antioxidant Tests of Morinda citrifolia (noni) Seed Extract

Brett J. West, C. Jarakae Jensen, Afa K. Palu and Shixin Deng
Corresponding Author:  Brett West 

Key words:  Antioxidant, Morinda citrifolia, natural toxicants, noni, seed, toxicity tests,
Vol. 3 , (4): 303-307
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2011 June, 02 2011 July, 18 2011 August, 31

The aim of the current study was to evaluate Morinda citrifolia (noni) seed extract, a food ingredient, for potential toxicity and antioxidant activity. Nitrates, nitrites, phytic acid, oxalic acid, as well as aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 were not detected in the extract. The extract was also non-cytoxic (LC50 > 1 mg/mL) in the 24 and 40 h brine shrimp toxicity test. There were no symptoms of toxicity in a subacute (28 day) oral toxicity test in Sprague-Dawley rats. Noni seed extract did not display any genotoxic potential in a primary DNA damage test in E. coli PQ37. The extract did exhibit significant antioxidant activity in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) and Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) tests.
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Brett J. West, C. Jarakae Jensen, Afa K. Palu and Shixin Deng, 2011. Toxicity and Antioxidant Tests of Morinda citrifolia (noni) Seed Extract.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 3(4): 303-307.
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