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Indian Journal of Horticulture
Year : 2007, Volume : 64, Issue : 2
First page : ( 155) Last page : ( 158)
Print ISSN : 0972-8538.

Studies on physico-chemical and nutritional properties of pomegranate rind powder

Singh D.B.*, Kingsly A.R.P., Meena H.R., Kaur Nirmaljit**

Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology, Abohar 152116.

*Corresponding author.

** Regional Fruit Research Station, PAU, Abohar 152116.

Received:  August,  2006; Revised:  January,  2007; Accepted:  February,  2007.

Abstract

The physico-chemical and nutritional properties of rind powder prepared from wild pomegranate (acidic) and four juice cultivars (sweet) were studied. The maximum yield recovery of rind powder on fruit base was in cultivar White Muskat, and on rind base was in cultivar Ganesh. Highest TSS content was observed in the rind powder obtained from cultivar G-137. The bulk density of rind powder of different cultivars ranged from 627.8 to 704 kg/m3. Rind powder of wild type contained maximum total sugars (3.80%), β-carotene (13.67 ppm), proteins (3.46%), Ca (345 mg/100g) whereas Fe (320 ppm), Mn (6.25 ppm) was highest in Mridula. The study revealed that pomegranate of wild type and cultivar Mridula has the potential for producing nutritional and mineral rich rind powder.

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Key words

Pomegranate, rind powder, nutrients, minerals.

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