4th International Virtual Congress (IVC-2017).  International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Few novel value added products prepared from fruits of Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.

Author Affiliations

  • 1Rain Forest Research Institute, P.B. 136, Sotai Ali, Jorhat, Assam-785001, India
  • 2Rain Forest Research Institute, P.B. 136, Sotai Ali, Jorhat, Assam-785001, India
  • 3Rain Forest Research Institute, P.B. 136, Sotai Ali, Jorhat, Assam-785001, India
  • 4Rain Forest Research Institute, P.B. 136, Sotai Ali, Jorhat, Assam-785001, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 23-29, March,18 (2017)

Abstract

Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham is widely known as Bor thekera in Assam, an important fruit of Northeast India under the family Clusiaceae. Garcinia pedunculata has dietary importance and widely utilized in the preparation of fish curries by the people of Assam. It has a number of medicinal properties and used as an antiscorbutic, astringent and antidysenteric. Due to its high Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) content, it is believed to be useful as natural anti obese agent. In spite of such enormous health benefits, the fruits are underutilized due to their seasonal availability and very short shelf life. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare more value added products from these fruits to take their benefits in off season. In the present work, an attempt has been made by producing a variety of Garcinia fruit products applying modern processing techniques blending with traditional knowledge. This will help in increasing the intensity of usage of this fruit and thereby reduce lost due to rot/damage of ripen fruits. The study also evaluated the shelf life and economic qualities of the prepared products. The products prepared from G. pedunculata in this study were having potentiality to reproduce as good quality consumer products and may be an income source for village dwelling communities.

References

  1. World Health Organization and Food and Agricultural Organization (2003)., Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases., WHO Technical Report Series 916, Report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1-148, ISBN 92 4 120916 X
  2. Patiri B. and Borah A. (2007)., Wild Edible plants of Assam, published by the Director Forest Communication., Forest Department, Assam, Govt. of Assam, 1-169.
  3. Kar A., Bora D., Borthakur S.K., Goswami N.K. and Saharia D. (2013)., Wild edible plant resources used by the Mizos of Mizoram, India., Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 9(1), 106-126.
  4. Baishya R.A., Sarma J. and Begum A. (2013)., Forest-based medicinal plants rendering their services to the rural community of Assam, India., International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, 4(4), 10-20.
  5. Kagyung R., Gajurel P.R., Rethy P. and Singh B. (2010)., Ethno medicinal plants used for gastrointestinal diseases by Adi tribes of Dehang-Debang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh., Indian journal of traditional knowledge, 9(3), 496-501.
  6. Gogoi A., Gogoi N. and Neog B. (2015)., Dubious anti-obesity agent HCA from Garcinia: a systematic review., Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 7(7), 1-8.
  7. Parthasarathy U., Nandakishore O.P., kumar Senthil R. and Parthasarathy V.A. (2014)., A comparison on the physico-chemical parameters of seedbutters of selected indian garcinia spp., Journal of Global Biosciences, 3(6), 872-880.
  8. Ackbarali D. and Maharaj R. (2014)., Sensory evaluation as a tool in determining acceptability of innovative products developed by undergraduate students in Food Science and Technology at the University of Trinidad and Tobago., Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 3(1), 11-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jct.v3n1p10
  9. Leakey R.R.B. (1999)., Potential for novel food products from agro forestry trees: a review., Food Chem, 66(1), 1-14.
  10. Sarma R. and Devi Rajlakshmi (2015)., Ethnopharmacological Survey of Garcinia Pedunculata Roxb. Fruit in Six Different Districts of Assam, India., Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Inv., 4(1), 20-28.
  11. Schreckenberg K., Awono A., Degrande A., Mbosso C., Ndoye O. and Tchoundjeu Z. (2006)., Domesticating indigenous fruit trees as a contribution to poverty reduction., Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 16(1), 35-51.