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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Physico-chemical and nutritional properties of Jamun (Syzygium cumini) Seed

Author(s):

Kshirsagar RB, Desai GB, Sawate AR and Deshmukh NM

Abstract:
The present investigation aimed to assess the physicochemical, proximate, vitamins and minerals composition of jamun (Syzygium Cumini) seed. The physical properties like colour of jamun fruit was dark purple and jamun seed were recorded white to pink. The shapes of the jamun fruit and seed resembled the oblong shape. The length, width and weight of jamun fruit (31 mm, 28.7 mm and 18.32g) and seed was found to be (18.20 mm, 11.05 mm and 1.62 g) respectively. Jamun seed were assessed for their chemical composition such as moisture, crude fat, crude protein, carbohydrate, crude fiber and ash as (53, 1.02, 3.84, 31.62, 7.01 and 1.51 g/100g), respectively. The values for vitamins presence of vitamins A (3 IU/100g), vitamins B3 (0.09 mg/100g) and vitamins C (0.21 mg/100g) were found in jamun seed. The values for minerals presence of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc in jamun seed powder was (0.140, 0.651, 0.010, 0.072, 16.07 and 0.009 mg/100g), respectively. Thus, it was concluded that these jamun (Syzygium Cumini) seed traditional medicinal plants provide good source of nutrients viz., protein, fibres, vitamins and minerals.

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How to cite this article:
Kshirsagar RB, Desai GB, Sawate AR and Deshmukh NM. Physico-chemical and nutritional properties of Jamun (Syzygium cumini) Seed. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):211-213.

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