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Nutritional evaluation of Rhus chinensis Mill. (Heimang) and development of value added products.

Memthoi Devi, H. and Iboyaima Singh, N. (2019) Nutritional evaluation of Rhus chinensis Mill. (Heimang) and development of value added products. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 18 (1). pp. 16-24.

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Abstract

Rhus chinensis Mill. is a lesser known highly acidic fruit, traditionally used for its digestive properties and treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and gastrointestinal ailments. In this study, physicochemical characteristics and nutritional properties of different parts of the fruit and development of value added products – R. chinensis tablet and R. chinensis candy and their storability were evaluated. Different parts of the fruit were found to have high content of total fibre-seed (25.97%), pulp (22.83%), whole fruit (22.15%), tablet (15.45%) and candy (14.47%), total fat-seed (36.96%), pulp (20.92%), whole fruit (12.97%), tablet (8.24%) and candy (6.13%) and total acidity-pulp (19.94%), whole fruit (7.28%), seed (3.12%), tablet (3.7%) and candy (3.68%). The major organic acids identified were malic acid, citric acid and ascorbic acid, which are documented for the first time. In comparison to whole fruit and seed, fruit pulp showed the maximum activities of antioxidants, total polyphenols and total flavanoids. These findings suggest that R. chinensis fruit can be considered as a potential functional food or functional food ingredient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant;Functional ingredient;Medicinal plant;Organic acid;Traditional food
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 04 Medicinal Plants
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 32 Antioxidants
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 05:54
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 05:54
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/13909

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