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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Nutritional composition, extraction, and utilization of corn silk

Author(s):
Tanya Marok
Abstract:
Corn silk is the thread-like part of the maize plant which has been used for various purposes in traditional medicines and home remedies. It is rich in several nutrients and bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, alkaloids, saponins that possess various health benefits. Corn silk is known to have anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Massive production of corn leads to the bulk production of corn silk as well. However, this nutritionally dense compound is usually regarded as waste. The utilization of corn silk in the production of various products is increasing day by day. Valorization of corn silk is not only helping in managing agricultural waste but is also adding up the nutritional and functional value of the products.
Pages: 1055-1060  |  166 Views  121 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Tanya Marok. Nutritional composition, extraction, and utilization of corn silk. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1055-1060.
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