NUTRACEUTICAL STUDY OF WHITE AND PINK PULPED FRUITS OF CITRUS MAXIMA (Burm.) Osbeck.
Publication Date : 06/08/2017
Nutraceuticals helps in bridging the gap between food and medicine.Consumption of junk food has increased manifold, which has led to a number of lifestyle diseases related to nutritional deficiencies. Nutraceuticals can play an important role in controlling them. The plant selected for the study is Citrus maxima (Burm.) Osbeck. The genus Citrus belongs to the family Rutaceae. Estimation of total energy, total carbohydrate, reducing sugar, lipids, fat, protein, aminoacids, citric acid, ascorbic acid, dietary fibre, total flavonoid, phenol, pectin, mineral components, and anti-oxidant properties were studied. As a rich source of phytochemicals, coupled with the presence of the essential vitamins and minerals, Citrus maxima fruits can be used as a potential source of useful nutraceutical food and flavouring agents. Key words: Citrus maxima, Nutraceutical, Antioxidant, Phytonutrients.