MINERAL ANALYSIS OF AVERRHOA BILIMBI L. – A POTENTIAL FRUIT

  • Bhaurav Tukaram Dangat Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Anuja A. Shinde
  • Dipali N. Jagtap
  • Varsharani R. Desai
  • Prachi B. Shinde
  • Rajaram. V. Gurav

Abstract

Averrhoa bilimbi L. (Oxalidaceae) is widely distributed and cultivated throughout tropical countries for their fruits. Parts such as leaves, bark, fruits are widely used in medicine as a folk remedy for many symptoms. This study provides morphological and biochemical characteristics of half-ripen bilimbi fruits. During present study physical and chemical properties of Bilimbi fruits were studied at half-ripen stage for potential benefits based on its mineral content. Phosphorus content of the fruits was higher at half-ripen stage i.e. 39 ± 1.7%, while in case of minor elements, Molybdenum is present in least amount i.e. 0.04 ± 0.05 ppm.  This Chemical studies reveals; these fruits are good source of minerals such as Potassium, Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Calcium, Magnesium and Iron suggesting its use as a potential fruit.

Keywords: Averrhoa, Bilimbi, Mineral analysis, Oxalidaceae.
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Dangat, B. T., A. A. Shinde, D. N. Jagtap, V. R. Desai, P. B. Shinde, and R. V. Gurav. “MINERAL ANALYSIS OF AVERRHOA BILIMBI L. – A POTENTIAL FRUIT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 7, no. 3, July 2014, pp. 150-1, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/1242.
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