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Title: Nutritional composition of some selected wild mangrove fruits of Sundarbans
Authors: Ray, R.
Banerjee, A.
Mullick, J.
Jana, T.K.
Keywords: Chemical composition;Antioxidant capacity;Mangrove;Fruit;India
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study consists of the chemical composition and phenolic compound identification of some common wild fruits in Sundarbans mangrove. Five mangrove fruits exhibited high percentage of carbohydrates (27.25-62.9), protein (1.2-45.48), lipid (1.75-4.31) and ascorbic acid (0.013-0.032%). Occurrence of 1.70-12.35% phenolic compounds in fruits reflects their higher antioxidant capacity. ESI-MS were used to identify the occurrence of phenolic compounds in Heriteira fomes and Bruguiera parviflora and results revealed that catechin was the commonly occurring major flavonol. Hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives (p-coumarylhexose-4-hexoside) and quinic acid were also identified as minor components. Higher range of nutritive value (271.4- 330.16 kcal/100g) and comparative study with some commercial fruits together suggested that wild mangrove fruits are edible like conventional popular fruits.
Page(s): 1059-1066
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(07) [July 2015]

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