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Title: Marketable wild fruits of Sarawak, Borneo: Their mode of consumption, uses and sugar profiles
Authors: Shaffiq, S Muhd Arif
Sidik, B Japar
Harah, Z Muta
Devi, R Shiamala
Keywords: HPLC;Sarawak;Sugar-Pak I;Sugar profile;Wild fruits
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A01G 17/00, B65B 25/01, A01D 46/00, A23B 7/00, A23, C08B, A47G 19/26, A47J 39/02, C07H 5/06, C07H 1/00, C13B 30/14
Abstract: Eleven wild plant species documented with fruits mainly used for food and other uses were based on the acquired knowledge passed from elders that has provided local people with wide selection of plants in their diets. Based on the information obtained, 11 wild fruit species were investigated for their sugar concentrations. Taste preference (e.g., mainly sweet, sour, bitter), flavour and ripeness were observed to be important for mode of consumption and uses. HPLC method was used to quantify the major sugars in the fruits. The retention times of sucrose, glucose, and fructose measured were 10.3, 12.7, and 15.1 min, respectively. Artocarpus odaratissimus has significantly high amounts of glucose (39.9 gm kg-1 DW) and fructose (48.5 gm kg-1 DW) whereas Dialium indum and Salacca magnifica had higher sucrose contents in comparison with other wild fruits. Etlingera elatior was found to have the lowest sugar content. Multivariate analysis (PCA) showed 3 groups of fruits species can be separated based on their sugar contents. With respect to glucose/fructose ratio, Artocarpus odoratisimus and Dialium indum have high amounts of fructose, which may induce fructose malabsorption if taken in excessive amount. Information on the wild plant species and their fruit sugar content is essential to determine their potential for further market utilization and human consumption.
Page(s): 195-201
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(2) [April 2013]

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