Evaluation of nutritive and mineral value in ripe fruits of Indian hog plum (Spondias pinnata Linn.) from four different location of northern parts of West Bengal
Dey K1,*, Ghosh A1, Dey AN2, Bhowmick N1, Bauri FK3
1Department of Pomology and Post-harvest Technology, India Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, Pin-736165, India
2Department of Forestry, Faculty of Horticulture, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, India
3Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252
*Corresponding author: Dey K, Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, India, E-mail: email@example.com
Indian hog plum (Spondias pinnata Linn.) is a drupaceous fruit, popular in the food and nutraceutical industries for its taste and health benefits. This study reports on the physico-chemical constituents at the stages of maturity of Indian hog plum fruits collected from four different sources. This experiment was carried out using CRD with four treatments and five replications. Parameters like fruit weight (35.69 g), specific gravity (1.27), peel/pulp ratio (0.65), seed weight (13.53 g), TSS (8.12°brix), titrable acidity (0.49%), total sugar (6.56%), reducing sugar (4.42%), non-reducing sugar (2.14%), ascorbic acid (22.10 mg/100g pulp), total phenolics (29.19 mg/100g pulp), moisture (78.55%), ash (4.79%), crude fibre (4.09%), food energy value (168.76 kcal/g), calcium (0.84%), iron (1.87%), potassium (1.78%) and sodium (1.51%) etc. were recorded highest in fruits collected from Jalpaiguri source.