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Phytochemicals in Leaves and Roots of Selected Kenyan Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) Varieties

Table 3

Ascorbic acid, flavonoid, phenolic and antioxidant contents (in dry weight basis) in leaves and roots of nine Kenyan sweet potato varieties.

VarietyPlant partAscorbic acid (mg/100 g)Flavonoids (mgCE/100 g)Phenolics (mgGAE/100 g)Antioxidant (mgTE/100 g)

K/KA/2004/215Leaves192.28 ± 14.16e6162.26 ± 236.60c6134.03 ± 474.33ab3827.30 ± 55.75c
Roots19.05 ± 1.25 k25.85 ± 2.76f190.50 ± 16.39f79.60 ± 9.32a
Kenspot 4Leaves174.98 ± 8.5e6247.64 ± 334.96cb6313.33 ± 375.74ab4074.35 ± 174.95bc
Roots4.95 ± 0.49 l1.39 ± 0.00i103.68 ± 8.00 h27.67 ± 0.77d
Kenspot 5Leaves146.64 ± 0.09f7315.83 ± 685.41a6801.09 ± 325.38a4222.82 ± 82.26b
Roots15.07 ± 1.34 g1.03 ± 0.13i139.79 ± 13.94 g72.68 ± 7.63b
KabodeLeaves341.87 ± 23.74a5975.55 ± 336.12c5842.57 ± 233.69bc4546.49 ± 348.07a
Roots16.56 ± 0.30f21.81 ± 2.12 g95.18 ± 8.74 h41.41 ± 3.88c
SPK031Leaves297.45 ± 12.95b4743.15 ± 420.31d4495.93 ± 365.08d4707.62 ± 187.05a
Roots11.06 ± 0.27i25.81 ± 2.77f223.55 ± 15.16e39.52 ± 3.94c
SPK4Leaves272.29 ± 6.05c4097.22 ± 384.84e6432.73 ± 616.53ab4055.10 ± 402.99bc
Roots13.33 ± 0.00 h4.21 ± 0.17 h92.75 ± 2.08 h13.56 ± 1.01e
VitaaLeaves349.05 ± 13.14a6941.51 ± 211.24a5749.26 ± 574.89bc4027.98 ± 15.61bc
Roots4.53 ± 0.13 l12.63 ± 0.00 g176.72 ± 9.72f31.86 ± 1.46d
WhitespLeaves331.57 ± 5.77a6868.09 ± 0.00ab5216.71 ± 0.00c4124.12 ± 266.90bc
Roots8.95 ± 0.52jNDND38.02 ± 2.97c
YellowspLeaves216.95 ± 11.54d6868.09 ± 0.00ab5216.71 ± 0.00c4101.29 ± 354.34bc
Roots6.60 ± 0.65 k12.63 ± 0.00 g187.42 ± 0.00f75.17 ± 8.88ab

ND = Not detected; results are means of triplicate samples ± standard deviation; Values with similar letters in the same column are not significantly different at .

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