Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2014)
Nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Prunus armenicus
Author(s): Sawan Sharma, Gouri Satpathy, Rajinder K. Gupta
Abstract: The present study has been undertaken to understand the various constituents of the dry apricot (Prunus armeniac L.) fruit pulp which provide health benefits. Antioxidant, antimicrobial, nutritional activities, phytochemicals; total phenolics, flavanoids, saponins, alkaloids, vitamin E, sorbitol, phytosterol, fatty acids and eugenol which have different therapeutic uses were studied. The nutritional results reveals that the fruit pulp is a good source of energy, dietary fiber, protein and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. The phytochemical results revealed that the prepared extract is a moderate source of antioxidants. The extract shows good antimicrobial activity against gram positive bacteria which shows that dry apricot is a good source of health promoting constituents which can be used for therapeutic purpose.
Chromatogram of methanolic extract of dry apricot fruit.
How to cite this article:
Sawan Sharma, Gouri Satpathy, Rajinder K. Gupta. Nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Prunus armenicus. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2014; 3(3): 23-28.