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Title: Sorrel — A lesser-known source of medicinal soft drink and food in India
Authors: Gautam, RD
Keywords: <i>Hibiscus sabdariffa </i>Linn. var.<i> sabdariffa</i>
Sorrel
Lemon bush
<i>Lal Ambari</i>
<i>Patwa</i>
colouring agent
Herbal tea
Herbal medicine
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Description: 338-342
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9453
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.3(5) [September-October 2004]

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