Cordia dichotoma (C. dichotoma) fruit is a copious source of phytochemicals. The present communication deals with the phytochemical and free radical scavenging activity of the extract derived from fruit of underutilized plant (C. dichotoma) using four different solvents (methanol, ethanol, petroleum ether and aqueous). Highest extraction yield was obtained with methanol (14.4%) whereas petroleum ether displayed least value (7.1%). Quantitative estimation of phytochemicals revealed that methanol extract contained highest concentration of phenols (2.20 mg GAE/g), tannins (1.32 mg TA/g), flavonoids (2.08 mg QE/g) and antioxidant activity (94.3%) compared to other extracts prepared by using solvents like ethanol, petroleum ether and aqueous. Incorporation of C. dichotoma powder into product like chutney can enrich daily food with phytochemical and antioxidants.
Phytochemicals, Antioxidants, Cordia dichotoma, Medicinal plant
Unique Paper ID: 83
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2
31 Dec 2023Submit Paper