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Abstract

Ascorbic Acid, a regimen claimed to use in the prevention of primary symptoms of COVID-19, is a hydrophilic anti-oxidant found plentiful in fruit juices, which also known to possess total anti-oxidant activity. Fruits play an essential part in our healthy diet. As many fruits contain anti-oxidant properties which means the presence of anti-oxidant constituents. In present study samples of the various fruit juices obtained from the local market were seek out for the ascorbic acid content and estimated for their anti-oxidant activity. For determining ascorbic acid content, the dichlorophenol-indophenol method was employed, while anti-oxidant activity was studied by employing Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power assay and reducing power assay method. As per the result obtained, the high amount of ascorbic acid was found in amla juice while bael juice was found for good anti-oxidant activity. The conclusion results out from the study that fruits rich in an appreciable amount of ascorbic acid possess good anti-oxidant activity. Those juices results in best anti-oxidant activity indicate the presence of phenolics, i.e. phenolic compounds.

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COVID Ascorbic acid anti-oxidant activity Reducing power

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Pankaj Nainwal, & Amita B Sati. (2020). Assessment of ascorbic acid content and anti-oxidant activity in juices of selected fruits help in the prophylaxis of primary symptoms of COVID-19. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1139-1143. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3561