Metabolic Profiling of Peanut Plant Material by LC–TOFMS
There has been an increasing interest in the presence and availability of compounds in plant materials that may possess bioactive properties, in particular, antioxidant activity. Some of these compounds have been attributed to possess anticancer, antiaging, and antimutagenic properties as well as other health benefits (1). The types of plants that have been investigated cover a vast range from common foodstuffs to regional or exotic materials. Plant parts under study have included portions that are traditionally known to be edible, as well as sections that are considered "waste" or used for animal forage. Because most screening techniques involve lengthy separations, high throughput HPLC methods are desirable.