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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Madhumita-
dc.contributor.authorNaik, S N-
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T10:26:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-05T10:26:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10827-
dc.description438-443en_US
dc.description.abstractMadhuca indica J F Gmel. syn. M. latifolia Macb. commonly known as mahua is a large tree found in the dry deciduous forests of India. The tree produces edible flowers and fruits during leanest season of agriculture (March-May). Collection of mahua flowers and fruits is one of the most important sources of employment for the poorest of the poor in India. The flowers are edible and rich source of sugar, protein, vitamin and minerals. Present paper reviews the earlier research on these flowers and highlights the study conducted for value addition. About 80 per cent of juice was successfully extracted from fresh flowers and concentrated to produce a honey like liquid sweetener. The produced concentrate was analyzed and used for preparation of bakery and confectionary goods. Apart from this fresh flower pulp was used for preparation of jam, jelly and sauce. The study shows the income and employment generation potential of mahua flowers.Madhuca indica J F Gmel. syn. M. latifolia Macb. commonly known as mahua is a large tree found in the dry deciduous forests of India. The tree produces edible flowers and fruits during leanest season of agriculture (March-May). Collection of mahua flowers and fruits is one of the most important sources of employment for the poorest of the poor in India. The flowers are edible and rich source of sugar, protein, vitamin and minerals. Present paper reviews the earlier research on these flowers and highlights the study conducted for value addition. About 80 per cent of juice was successfully extracted from fresh flowers and concentrated to produce a honey like liquid sweetener. The produced concentrate was analyzed and used for preparation of bakery and confectionary goods. Apart from this fresh flower pulp was used for preparation of jam, jelly and sauce. The study shows the income and employment generation potential of mahua flowers.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. cl.8 - A23L 1/00, A23L 1/06, A23L 1/08en_US
dc.rights CC Attribution- Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJNPR Vol.1(4) [December 2010]en_US
dc.subjectMahua flowersen_US
dc.subjectMadhuca indicaen_US
dc.subjectNatural sweeteneren_US
dc.subjectNon timber forest productsen_US
dc.titleFlowers of Madhuca indica J. F. Gmel.: Present status and future perspectivesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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