International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Water soluble vitamin estimation in five wild edible fruits consumed by the tribal people of north-eastern region in India by high performance liquid chromatography
Author(s): Tapan Seal, Kausik Chaudhuri and Basundhara Pillai
Abstract: A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method has been developed for the simultaneous quantitation of water-soluble vitamins like ascorbic acid (C), thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6) and folic acid (B9) in five potent wild edible fruits named Docynia indica, Elaeagnus latifolia, Elaeagnus pyriformis, Flemingia vestita and Myrica esculenta consumed by the tribal people of North-eastern region in India. The experimental results showed that for different fruits, the vitamin C content ranged between 37.31±0.10 to 95.54 ±3.33 mg/100g dry plant material. The B1 content was determined high in E. latifolia (1.20± 0.007 mg/100g. A significant amount (70.75 ± 0.002 mg/100gm) of B3 present in E. pyriformis. A very good amount of B2 (0.525 ±0.004 mg/100gm) and B9 (5.36 ±0.03 mg/100gm) were detected in D. indica and M. esculenta respectively. The results of investigation showed that these fruits are rich sources of vitamins, that can contribute immensely to nutrition and food security. The high percentage of recovery and low limit of detection confirm the suitability of the method for simultaneous quantification of vitamins in these five wild edible fruits.
Pages: 1576-1584 | 451 Views 26 Downloads
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Tapan Seal, Kausik Chaudhuri, Basundhara Pillai. Water soluble vitamin estimation in five wild edible fruits consumed by the tribal people of north-eastern region in India by high performance liquid chromatography. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):1576-1584.