International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Proximate and phytonutrient content of Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) leaf extract and preparation of herbal cookies
Author(s): Thorat PP, Sawate AR, Patil Bm and Kshirsagar RB
Abstract: Cymbopogon citratus is a perennial grass belonging to family Graminaceae and grouped under genus Cymbopogon. In this study, the herbal cookies were prepared by incorporating Cymbopogon citratus extract at 0, 1, 3 and 5% level. The proximate and phytochemical analysis of fresh lemongrass leaves and its aqueous extract were analyzed. The phytochemical constituents were found to be less as compared to fresh leaves. The moisture, protein, lipid, crude fiber and ash content were increased while lipid content were decreased after incorporation of extract in cookies. The herbal cookies were found to increase in proximate composition with increase in level of lemongrass powder. The herbal cookies contain alkaloid (0.14%), saponin (0.10%), tannin (0.054%), steroids (0.048%), phenols (0.174%) and flavonoids (0.18%) in sensorially selected sample. The sample with 3% lemongrass powder was found to be highly acceptable over other sample. The required daily dose of was about 0.7 mg/kg of bodyweight/day.
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Thorat PP, Sawate AR, Patil Bm, Kshirsagar RB. Proximate and phytonutrient content of Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) leaf extract and preparation of herbal cookies. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):758-762.