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UREX1: Food Grade High ORAC Ulam Raja Extract (Cosmos Caudatus) for Nutraceutical Applications
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Fresh Ulam Raja (Cosmos Caudatus) has, for centuries, been consumed as salad with rice and sambal. Its health benefits range from anti-aging, blood cleansing and circulation, derived probably from the various antioxidative compounds found in the plant???s leaves. However, the traditional practice of eating Ulam Raja as a salad to enhance health is given less attention these days due to changed eating habits and lifestyle. Regular consumption of this health-enhancing green has become less convenient for urban consumers. UREX1 is a powdered, food-grade extract made from an optimum extraction process of Ulam Raja. The powder is water soluble and has high Oxygen Radical Antioxidant Capacity (ORAC value) of 2833 micromole trolox equivalence per gram, at par with commercial nutraceutical products in the market. An intake of foods or food products with an ORAC value of 3000-5000 micromole trolox equivalent per day is recommended to slow down aging and the onset of many chronic diseases (USA Center for Aging). UREX1 is a potential nutraceutical-antioxidant product either in capsule (~1 gram a day) or in beverage form. UREX1 may also be combined with other antioxidant-rich fruits or extracts for various commercial purposes. With UREX1, consumers will find it more convenient to enjoy the health benefits of Ulam (traditional Malays salad).

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School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Minden
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

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Azhar Mat Easa
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azhar@usm.my