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|Title:||Sorrel — A lesser-known source of medicinal soft drink and food in India|
|Keywords:||<i>Hibiscus sabdariffa </i>Linn. var.<i> sabdariffa</i>|
|Series/Report no.:||<b>Int. cl<sup>7</sup> </b>─ A23L1/27, A23L1/22, A23L1/06, A23L2/02, A61K35/78|
|Abstract:||<b><i>Hibiscus sabdariffa </i>Linn. var.<i> sabdariffa</i></b>,<b> </b>commonly known as Sorrel<i> </i>or<i> Lal Ambari</i> is widely grown in Africa and many countries in the Caribbean and Latin America as an important commercial crop for its uses in food, feed, medicine and aesthetic value. In India also it is cultivated on a small scale for edible calyces and ornamental purposes in home gardens. It is used as medicine, herbal tea, and safer food colouring agent especially in confectionaries but to a small extent. The information available in literature and author’s observations on possibilities of making a soft drink by utilizing its colouring constituent and sour taste have been discussed in this paper to promote the potential of this plant in manufacturing a natural and medicinal soft drink and food items like <i>chutney </i>and sauces.|
|ISSN:||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.3(5) [September-October 2004]|
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