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Bioactive Compounds, Vitamins and Minerals Composition of Freeze-dried Grewia asiatica L. (Phalsa) Pulp and Seed Powder

DOI: 10.18805/ag.DR-1474    | Article Id: DR-1474 | Page : 237-241
Citation :- Bioactive Compounds, Vitamins and Minerals Composition of Freeze-dried Grewia asiatica L. (Phalsa) Pulp and Seed Powder.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2019.(38):237-241
Kiran Bala and Aradhita Barmanray kiran31nain@gmail.com
Address :
Department of Food Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar- 125001 (Haryana) India
Submitted Date : 6-09-2019
Accepted Date : 26-09-2019

Abstract

Present study was directed to analyze and compare the bioactive compounds (total phenols, total anthocyanins), vitamins (ascorbic acid, β-carotene, vitamin A), minerals including Ca, Mg, Na, P, K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co, Mn and heavy metals (Cd, Hg, Pb) of freeze-dried (lyophilized) phalsa pulp and seed powder. In lyophilized pulp powder (LPP) higher amount of total phenols (78.11 mg/100g), total anthocyanin (82.94 mg/100g), ascorbic acid (5.21 mg/100g), β-carotene (0.54 µg/100g), vitamin A (0.89 I.U.) were observed than lyophilized seed powder (LSP). Na, K, Mg and Co (0.41, 0.39, 1.08, 0.46 mg/100g, respectively) were higher in LPP as compared to LSP (0.29, 0.11, 0.76 and 0.40 mg/100g, respectively) whereas, Ca, P and Cu were detected more in LSP. This study opens the prospect of using dry phalsa powder in the preparation of various nutraceutical and functional foods for their therapeutic as well as prophylactic purposes.

Keywords

Bioactive compounds Lyophilization Minerals pulp powder Seed powder vitamins

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