This paper is published in Volume-3, Issue-2, 2017
Area
Pharmacognosy
Author
Aarti V. Pawar, Suresh G. Killedar, Vivek G. Dhuri
Org/Univ
Bharti Vidyapeeth Collage of Pharmacy, kolhapur., India
Pub. Date
11 March, 2017
Paper ID
V3I2-1208
Publisher
Keywords
Opuntia Stricta, Cactaceae, Betacyanin, Food Colorant, Nutrient .

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Aarti V. Pawar, Suresh G. Killedar, Vivek G. Dhuri. Opuntia Stricta: As Medicinal Plant, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Aarti V. Pawar, Suresh G. Killedar, Vivek G. Dhuri (2017). Opuntia Stricta: As Medicinal Plant. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 3(2) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Aarti V. Pawar, Suresh G. Killedar, Vivek G. Dhuri. "Opuntia Stricta: As Medicinal Plant." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 3.2 (2017). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Opuntia stricta with high water use efficiency produces forage for animals, vegetables, and fruits with glucose. Traditionally cactus used as a valuable health supporting nutrient and it also has applications in pharmaceutical industries. Opuntia stricta is belonging to the Cactaceae family and comprises from 200 to 300 species. Its fruit is composed of around 69% peels, 21% pulp, and 10% seeds. Opuntia stricta fruit juice is a potential source of betacyanin pigments which can be used as a natural red-purple food colorant and The fruits of O. stricta contain water (92%), carbohydrates (4-6%), protein (1-2%), minerals (1%) and a moderate amount of vitamins, mainly A and C (Cantwell, 1991, and Neri, 1991, cited by Pimienta, 1993). According to these figures, its fruits are high in carbohydrates (50-75% of DM) and moderate in protein content (12.5-25% of DM), minerals and vitamins.
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