PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF PASSIFLORA FRUITS
Author(s):
Dr. Manasi Patil, Dr. Poonam Panaskar, Dr. Chirag Narayankar, Dr. Ahilya Waghmode
Keywords:
Passiflora fruits, physicochemical study, phytochemical study, powder behaviour.
Abstract
Passiflora edulis is a commonly cultivated plant in the Passifloraceae family that is also known as passion fruit. Passion fruit is high in antioxidants and a good source of nutrients, particularly fibre, vitamin C, and provitamin A. According to a review of the plant's literature, the leaves, flowers, and fruits are used as medicine in many countries. The current study is concerned with the physicochemical, powder behaviour, and preliminary phytochemical screening of fruit pulp. A physicochemical analysis of fruit pulp reveals that it contains 92 percent ash, 70 percent moisture, and 30 percent dry matter. The presence of phenols, flavones, tannins, coumarins, saponins, alkaloids, starch, xanthoproteins, reducing sugar, and oil has been confirmed by powder behaviour and preliminary phytochemical analysis of the results. Dry fruit pulp was extracted in various solvents to study preliminary phytochemical screening. According to the study findings, methanol extract had a high extractive yield as well as phytochemical constituents. As a result of these findings, the passion fruit has been identified as a possible source for the development of novel drugs.
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Unique Paper ID: 153567

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 7

Page(s): 554 - 557
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