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