International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Studies on proximate and phytochemical properties of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaves powder
Author(s): Deshmukh NM, Sawate AR, Desai GB, Thorat PP, Kshirsagar RB and Patil BM
Abstract: Stevia rebaudiana (Bert) is a plant of composite family and native to Paraguay, its sweetness and calorie free property increased its demand tremendously. It not only imparts the sweetness but also maintain the normal blood sugar level and also in allied industries for diabetics. The leaves of stevia contain more sweetness and having potential application in food industry. The leaves of stevia contain such as moisture, ash, carbohydrate, protein, crude fat and fiber. The study concluded that leaves are rich in carbohydrate, protein and minerals. Phytochemical screening of various extract like aqueous and alcoholic contains anthraquinone, glycosides, saponin, steroids and sterols. Stevia leaves are rich in antioxidant like phenol and flavonoids. According to the further analysis the leaves may consider as source of natural antioxidant and use in food industry.
Pages: 2231-2233 | 277 Views 21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Deshmukh NM, Sawate AR, Desai GB, Thorat PP, Kshirsagar RB, Patil BM. Studies on proximate and phytochemical properties of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaves powder. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2231-2233.