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The carbohydrates of tender kernel of palmyrah palm (Borassus fabelliferl).

Subrahmanyan, V. and Bains, G. S. and Natarajan, C. P. and Bhatia, D. S. (1956) The carbohydrates of tender kernel of palmyrah palm (Borassus fabelliferl). Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 60. pp. 27-34.

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The tender kernels of palmyra palm (Borass~s &bellifer)which grows abundantly in various parts of India are soft, (jellylike), sweet, and are relished by the inhahitants (1) who claim that the kernels serve to quench thirst) and to cool t’he human system. The approximate composition of tender kernels has been studied by a number of workers (2-4). Mitra and Mitra (2) reportSed that, the kernel contains moisture 02.6 %, protein 0.46 %, fat 0.1 %, and carbohydrates (by difference) 6.29 %. Ko precise information is a,vailable about the nature of the carbohydrates even t,hough it forms a major portion of the kernel solids. This paper deals with the nature of free sugars and of the polysaccharides present in the kernel. The major polysaccharide has heen shown to be a galactomannan and the presence of a mannose-cellulose type of polysaccharide is also indicated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: palmyra palm fruit, polysaccharides, mannose-cellulose
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 01 Carbohydrates
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 11:01
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:51
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5944

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