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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Estimation of beta carotene from fruit peel wastes by high performance thin layer chromatography

Author(s):

Sarbaswarup Ghosh, Jayanta Kumar Chatterjee, Banty Chalkroborty and Prasenjit Kundu

Abstract:
Beta carotene is an important molecule that is precursor to vitamin A and possesses multiple health benefits. The present study plans to detect and quantify beta carotenes in fruit peel wastes collected from a beverage production center in Kolkata. Beta carotene was extracted by ethanol: hexane (4:3, v/v) solvent and the extracts were subjected for HPTLC analysis. The result showed presence of significant (P<0.05) amount of beta carotene in orange peels followed by mango peel and pomegranate peel. It could be concluded that feeding of orange peel wastes to animals might be beneficial due to presence of good amount of beta carotene in it.

Pages: 2598-2600  |  393 Views  151 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sarbaswarup Ghosh, Jayanta Kumar Chatterjee, Banty Chalkroborty and Prasenjit Kundu. Estimation of beta carotene from fruit peel wastes by high performance thin layer chromatography. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):2598-2600.