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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

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.

Pages: 23-28  |  1771 Views  27 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sawan Sharma, Gouri Satpathy, Rajinder K. Gupta. Nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Prunus armenicus. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(3):23-28.