The aim of investigation was the evaluation of antioxidant activity of extracts of germinated seeds of wheat, lentil, sunflower, radish and mungbeans. Total phenolics content was measured by Folin-Ciocalteu method and the antiradical (in test with DPPH˙ radical) and reducing properties (in test FRAP) of extracts were investigated. The content of phenolic compounds content in extracts was various and covered from 4,1 do 31,7 mg/g of d.m. of extract (in caffeic acid equivalent). The extracts from sunflower and radish contained he highest amounts of phenolics and exhibited the highest antioxidant activity. The results show that there is high correlation between phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of extracts.
wheat, lentil, sunflower, radish, mungbeans, sprouts, germinated seeds, natural antioxidants, antioxidant activity, DPPH•, FRAP