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Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)

Studies on Physico-chemical and mineral evaluation of flaxseed

Mancharkar HA, Ghatge PU and Sawate AR
The present investigation was carried out to study the physical, chemical and mineral composition of flaxseed. The results obtained indicates the mean length (5.21 mm), width (2.17 mm), thickness (0.78 mm), weight of thousand seeds (6.99g), true density (1058 kg m-3), angle of repose (24.59°) of the flaxseed. The chemical composition results showed the moisture content 6.5 percent, fat 36.7 percent, carbohydrate 26.1 percent, protein 19.67 percent, ash 2.41 percent and crude fibre 5.49 percent. The phosphorus content of flaxseed was found to be highest 638 mg/100gm than other minerals; calcium 231.5 mg/100gm, magnesium 288.2 mg/100gm, zinc 21.67 mg/100gm and iron 2.83 mg/100gm. Finally, it can be concluded from the results that flaxseed found to be rich in nutrients that makes it potential source for value addition in food commercialization.
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How to cite this article:
Mancharkar HA, Ghatge PU, Sawate AR. Studies on Physico-chemical and mineral evaluation of flaxseed. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):476-478.

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