Recently published by Francisco J. Corpas, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, María J. Campos, Jorge Taboada, and José M. Palma, this groundbreaking research delves into the electrochemical detection of Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) in plant tissues from various origins with the BRS (BQC Redox System).


Antioxidants play a crucial role in combating oxidative stress, protecting cells from damage, and promoting overall health. Understanding the antioxidant content of plant tissues is vital for elucidating their nutritional value and potential health benefits. Traditionally, measuring TAC has been a complex and time-consuming process, often requiring specialized equipment and expertise.

However, with the advent of innovative technologies like the BQC Redox System (BRS), researchers now have a powerful tool at their disposal. This portable device utilizes an electrochemical approach to swiftly and accurately determine TAC in a wide range of plant samples. The study showcases the simplicity, speed, reproducibility, and robustness of the BRS in measuring TAC, revolutionizing the way researchers approach antioxidant analysis.




In their research, Corpas et al. conducted a comparative analysis of TAC in various fruits, including red, citrus, and Solanaceae varieties, as well as different Allium species and organs of diverse plant species, such as Arabidopsis thaliana. By utilizing the BRS, they demonstrated its versatility in assessing TAC across different plant types and tissues.

The results of their study not only highlight the effectiveness of the BRS in measuring TAC but also shed light on the antioxidant profiles of various plant species. This knowledge is invaluable for researchers, nutritionists, and food scientists seeking to harness the potential health benefits of plant-based antioxidants.

As we congratulate the authors on their groundbreaking work, we also commend the role of innovative technologies like the BQC Redox System in advancing scientific inquiry.



Read full article: Corpas et al 2024 Total Antioxidant Capacity_Methods Mol Biol