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Title: <span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA" lang="EN-GB">Effect of maturity on the physico-chemical and nutritional characteristics of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kachnar </i><span style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic">(<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Bauhinia variegata</i><span style="mso-bidi-font-style:italic"> Linn.) green buds and flowers</span></span></span>
Authors: Verma, R
Awasthi, M
Modgil, R
Dhaliwal, Y S
Keywords: <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA" lang="EN-GB">Bauhinia variegata</span></i>
Indigestible carbohydrates
<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA" lang="EN-GB">Kachnar</span></i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA" lang="EN-GB"> bud</span>
<i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold" lang="EN-GB">Kachnar</span></i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold" lang="EN-GB"> f<span style="font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:black;letter-spacing:-.1pt;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA" lang="EN-GB">lower</span></span>
Maturity stages
Nutritional value
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: Int. cl. (2011.01)-A61K 36/48, A23L 1/052
Abstract: India is endowed with a rich genetic diversity of plant species. The less important, so-called underutilized remained uncared for and remained mainly confined to natural wild, semi-wild and semi-domesticated conditions. <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata</i><span style="color:black;mso-bidi-font-style:italic"> Linn.) is one of them with green buds and pink flowers. It is a multipurpose plant species used traditionally as vegetables and also have therapeutic and medicinal properties. <span style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">But nutritional value of green buds and flowers is yet to be exploited up to full potential. The objective of this study was to estimate the nutritional quality of green buds and flowers<span style="mso-bidi-font-style:italic"> of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Kachnar</i>. Results of the study revealed that both stages of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kachnar</i> are good sources of nutrients varying in their nutritional composition. Its buds are higher in crude proteins, crude fats, total carbohydrates, crude fibre, hemicellulose, neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre and indigestible carbohydrate content. Its flowers are good in digestible carbohydrates, total and available energy. Ascorbic acid content of bud is high, while total, reducing and non<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">-</b><span style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">reducing sugars are found to be higher in flower. The study concludes that <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Kachnar</i> is a good source of nutrients especially in fibre components and can be beneficial for patients with constipation and cardiovascular diseases. It calls for its commercialization in processing industries to fully utilize the nutritional and medicinal potential. </span></span></span></span>
Description: 242-245
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14407
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
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