Soy germ; Phytoestrogens; RSM.


Phytoestrogens are phytochemicals with antioxidant activities and potential health benefits. Their contents in soy germ is the highest compared to that in parts of soy seed. Response surface methodology (RSM) using Box Behnken Design of four factors was employed to optimize the extraction conditions for phytoestrogens. The Box Behnken Design with five replicates at central point was applied. The four independent variables investigated in this experiment were extraction time (X1) 60-120 minutes, solvent/solid ratio (X2) 8-12, extraction pH (X3) 8-10, ethanol concentration (X4) 50-70%. The high coefficient values indicated that the variables were fitted to the regression for the total phytoestrogens (R2 = 0.9887). Optimum conditions for maximizing total crude phytoestrogen content were 90 minutes for the extraction time, 12/1 for the extraction ratio, 9 for the extraction pH, and 65%  for the ethanol concentration.


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How to Cite

Le Minh, C. “OPTIMIZATION OF PHYTOESTROGENS EXTRACTION FROM SOY GERM USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY”. Journal of Military Science and Technology, no. 74, Aug. 2021, pp. 70-78, https://en.jmst.info/index.php/jmst/article/view/10.



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