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Volume: 33, Issue: 1, March 2020


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Doi: 10.1007/s42535-019-00084-7
Doi Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42535-019-00084-7
First Page: 100
Last Page: 105
Published: 16 December, 2019

Antioxidant activity of two commercial cultivars of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): Local Shing and Nadia found in Manipur


Abstract:

In the north-eastern part of India, ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is one of the prominent and widely cultivated cash crops. In Manipur, apart from standard cultivar like Nadia, local cultivars, Shing is a part of everyday local cuisine. A proximate analysis and antioxidant property of the two cultivars of ginger (Nadia as standard cultivar and Shing as local cultivar) were studied. It was observed that the Local Shing (ginger) has more fibre content than the Nadia ginger. The pungency in ginger is related to the content of gingerol. Gingerol and its related compound are well known for imparting pungency and have several pharmacological properties. The local cultivar is found to have high content of 6-gingerol which results in having high pungency quality making it a popular aromatic crop. Nadia ginger has less fibrous rhizome with lemony flavour and has more concentration of phenol, flavonoids, tannins content and high antioxidant activity.

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Keywords:


Proximate analysis, Antioxidant, Gingerol, Shing and Nadia ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)


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Acknowledgements :



This research has been supported by UGC-CSIR, New Delhi, Govt. of India in the form of Junior Research Fellowship to the first author.


Author Information:



Vijayalaxmi Yumnam
Department of Life Sciences, Plant Physiology Section, Manipur University, Imphal, India
vijayalaxmiyumnam7@gmail.com
Kananbala Sarangthem
Department of Life Sciences, Plant Physiology Section, Manipur University, Imphal, India
Kananbala_s@rediffmail.com




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