Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 38 issue 3 (september 2019) : 237-241

Bioactive Compounds, Vitamins and Minerals Composition of Freeze-dried Grewia asiatica L. (Phalsa) Pulp and Seed Powder

Kiran Bala, Aradhita Barmanray
1<div style="text-align:justify">Department of Food Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar- 125001 (Haryana) India</div>
Cite article:- Bala Kiran, Barmanray Aradhita (2019). Bioactive Compounds, Vitamins and Minerals Composition of Freeze-dried Grewia asiatica L. (Phalsa) Pulp and Seed Powder. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 38(3): 237-241. doi: 10.18805/ag.DR-1474.
Present study was directed to analyze and compare the bioactive compounds (total phenols, total anthocyanins), vitamins (ascorbic acid, β-carotene, vitamin A), minerals including Ca, Mg, Na, P, K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co, Mn and heavy metals (Cd, Hg, Pb) of freeze-dried (lyophilized) phalsa pulp and seed powder. In lyophilized pulp powder (LPP) higher amount of total phenols (78.11 mg/100g), total anthocyanin (82.94 mg/100g), ascorbic acid (5.21 mg/100g), β-carotene (0.54 µg/100g), vitamin A (0.89 I.U.) were observed than lyophilized seed powder (LSP). Na, K, Mg and Co (0.41, 0.39, 1.08, 0.46 mg/100g, respectively) were higher in LPP as compared to LSP (0.29, 0.11, 0.76 and 0.40 mg/100g, respectively) whereas, Ca, P and Cu were detected more in LSP. This study opens the prospect of using dry phalsa powder in the preparation of various nutraceutical and functional foods for their therapeutic as well as prophylactic purposes.
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