Antioxidant activities of herbs, fruit and medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum extracts produced by microfiltration process

Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for Food Technology and Biochemistry, Belgrade-Zemun (1,3,4,6)
Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade (2)
Faculty of Technology, Leskovac (5)


This paper presents kinds of extraction and cross-flow filtration of composition of 46 healthful and aromatic herbs, 8 fruits and fungi Ganoderma lucidum. Those extracts are part of Bitter 55, which have significant antioxidant capacity. Antioxidative activities of plant extracts have been determined by DPPH test using method of Blois. Bitter 55 which was kept at the green bottle in the dark has EC50 = 141.07 μl/ml and it was stable during 150 days.

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Functional food: Rare herbs, seeds and vegetable oils as sources of flavors and phytosterols

Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade-Zemun (1,2,3)


Two plant species of the genus Anthriscus (A. sylvestris and A. cerefolium) and Laserpitium latifolium L. are described as a good source of new aroma constituents and phytosterols. These plants are the herbs widely distributed in Serbia and possess significant medicinal value. They are widely applied in traditional medicine, but they are not used as functional food or in food technology. Two well-known domestic aromatic plant species: Mentha piperita L. and Thymus vulgaris L.

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