Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2019)
Studies on evaluation of physicochemical and mineral composition of fresh bamboo shoot
Author(s): Shinde ST, Kshirsagar RB, Sawate AR, Patangare SS and Mane RP
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the physicochemical and mineral composition of fresh bamboo shoot. Results obtained indicated that colour of bamboo shoot was whitish brown in colour, the length and circumference of bamboo shoot were recorded 28.26 cm and 6.87cm respectively. The average weight of bamboo shoot was observed to be 390.80g. The peel percentage was recorded to be 61.26 per cent respectively. Further, chemical and mineral composition was reported and results showed that the moisture content 87.25 per cent, fat 0.48 per cent carbohydrate 3.65 per cent, protein 2.59, ash 1.36 and crude fiber 5.20 respectively. Potassium content of bamboo shoot was found to be highest (220.78mg) than the rest of other minerals; phosphorus 170.22 and calcium content 120.02mg/100g and sodium 60.23 mg/100g. Finally, it can be concluded from the results that fresh bamboo shoot is highly nutritious and make it potentially useful in preparation and value addition of food products.
How to cite this article:
Shinde ST, Kshirsagar RB, Sawate AR, Patangare SS and Mane RP. Studies on evaluation of physicochemical and mineral composition of fresh bamboo shoot. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(2): 43-46.