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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2018)

Study of physico-chemical characteristics of bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit

Author(s):

KR Sawale, HW Deshpande and DB Kulkarni

Abstract:
Bael (Aegle marmelos) is an important indigenous fruit of India, drought resistance and hardy fruit plant of semi-arid and arid region belongs to Rutaceae family of citrus fruit. The focus on plant research has increase all over the world and large body of evidence has collected to show great potential of medicinal plant used in various systems from several years ago. The present investigation was undertaken to find out physico-chemical characteristics of Bael fruit. The result show that the physical and chemical properties of Bale (Aegle marmelos) fruit which is hard and tough outer covering shell. Fruit size in terms of length and diameter, shape and number of seeds per fruit did not change significantly. Fruit weight varies between green and ripe fruit. The nutritional value of Bael fruit was assessed using chemical method. Chemical analysis indicates increase of moisture content 62.04% observed at matured stage. Titratable acidity, pH and crude fibre 0.43%, 4.2%, 4.07% respectively were found. While TSS, moisture, fat, ascorbic acid, reducing and total sugar increased during ripening. Total soluble solids increase significantly from matured stage (8.30Bx) to ripened stage (180Bx). The objectives of the present study were to study the physicochemical properties of Bael fruit.

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How to cite this article:
KR Sawale, HW Deshpande and DB Kulkarni. Study of physico-chemical characteristics of bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(5):173-175.

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