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Phenol oxidases of banana (Musa paradisiaca) pseudo stem: Implications during processing

Helen Nancy, V. (2007) Phenol oxidases of banana (Musa paradisiaca) pseudo stem: Implications during processing. [Student Project Report]

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Abstract

This Dissertation / Report is the outcome of investigation carried out by the creator(s) / author(s) at the department/division of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore mentioned below in this page.

Item Type: Student Project Report
Additional Information: With every bunch of banana that is harvested, the aerial pseudo stem becomes useless to support any more production and thus, it becomes a residue, accounting to almost equal weight of the one time produced banana bunch. Accordingly, ~20 million tons of banana pseudo stem (BPS) represent estimated quantum of residue produced in banana orchards. BPS is reported to contain starch that has been characterized. BPS in fresh form contain ~ 90% water ( after removal of external leaf sheaths), is a good source of dietary fiber and recommended for weekly consumption at homes, for removal of kidney stones particularly in men. Depending on the variety, BPS contains a range of phenolic compounds and varying in their quantities, but however very characteristic of discoloration of BPS, even when exposed for a while at atmospheric condition. Thus, any processing leads to further discoloration of BPS. Accordingly, the present study was instituted to have basic information on the quantitative spectrum of phenolic compounds particularly the system of spectrum of phenol oxidases, various factors influencing these phenoloxidase systems, so that eventual use of condition curtailing enzymatic discoloration could result in prevention of discoloration of BPS whilst processing.
Uncontrolled Keywords: banana pseudostem phenol oxidases processing
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 32 Antioxidants
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 02 Banana
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 16 Enzyme Chemistry
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:27
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/517

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