Antioxidant activity, carbohydrates and protein in sorgum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) plants as a development of economic functional food materials during the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Ni Wayan Sukma Antari Institute of Technology and Health Bali, Indonesia
  • Ida Ayu Manik Damayanti Institute of Technology and Health Bali, Indonesia
  • Nadya Treesna Wulansari Institute of Technology and Health Bali, Indonesia


antioxidants, carbohydrates, protein, Sorghum bicolor L. Moench


This study aims to determine the content of antioxidants, carbohydrates, and protein in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) as an economically functional food ingredient during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research stages include the manufacture of sorghum seed extract, Antioxidant level testing using the DPPH test, carbohydrate content testing, and protein content determination using the Kjeldahl method, the Kjeldahl method consists of 3 stages, namely: the destruction stage, the distillation stage, and the titration stage. The results showed that Sorghum had an IC50 value of 88.8970 ppm, carbohydrate content of 71.8 g, and protein content of 9.68%. so that sorghum has the potential to develop functional food during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Antari, N. W. S., Damayanti, I. A. M., & Wulansari, N. T. (2021). Antioxidant activity, carbohydrates and protein in sorgum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) plants as a development of economic functional food materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Chemical & Material Sciences, 4(1), 33-36.