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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Studies on evaluation of physical and chemical composition of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)


Author(s): Kale RG, Sawate AR, Kshirsagar RB, Patil BM and Mane RP

Abstract: The present study was carried out to analyze physical and chemical composition of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.). The freshly harvested beetroot selected for evaluation of different physicochemical and mineral composition. Results obtained indicated that colour of beetroot was dark red in colour, length was 16.25 cm, diameter was 5.43 cm and mass of beetroot was observed to be 180g. Further, chemical and mineral composition was reported and results showed that moisture content was found to be 87.4 percent, carbohydrate 7.59 percent, Protein 1.35 percent, fat 0.3 percent and betalain content of beetroot was recorded to be 14.20 mg/100g. The other parameters such as viscosity, acidity and pH of beetroot juice were indicated 0.72 Pa s, 0.014 percent and 6.3 respectively. The mineral showed highest in sodium 72.58, potassium 30.12 followed by zinc and iron 0.21 and 0.75 mg/100g respectively.

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Kale RG, Sawate AR, Kshirsagar RB, Patil BM, Mane RP. Studies on evaluation of physical and chemical composition of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2977-2979.
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