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Vol. 10, Issue 7 (2021)

Evaluation of physicochemical properties in different cultivars of Taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]: A comparative study

Author(s):
Manisha CH Momin, Surajit Mitra, Alemmoa R Jamir and Miranda Kongbrailatpam
Abstract:
Taro (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) is a member of the Araceae family and is an important source of carbohydrate and is used as a staple in some tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Although taro is rich in digestible carbohydrates, micronutrients and is quite affordable, it remains largely underutilized. In this work, the physical attributes as well as biochemical components of taro such as L-ascorbic acid, phenol content, dry matter, moisture, starch, titratable acidity, total sugar and reducing sugar are studied to compare the variation among seven different cultivars grown in the Indian subcontinent. The result of the study revealed that the cultivar TTR-17-10 showed better qualitative attributes on post harvest analysis. It had higher total soluble solids (5.333 0Brix), starch (35.713%), reducing sugar (3.357%) and total sugar (5.947%) as compared to other cultivars that were studied. However, when it comes to antioxidant content such as L-ascorbic acid cultivar TTR-12-8 (114.117 mg/100gm) showed a significantly better performance as compared to other cultivars studied.
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How to cite this article:
Manisha CH Momin, Surajit Mitra, Alemmoa R Jamir, Miranda Kongbrailatpam. Evaluation of physicochemical properties in different cultivars of Taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]: A comparative study. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(7):1644-1649.
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