EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL, NUTRITIONAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF SEEDS OF SAM KATHAL (ARTOCARPUS CHAPLASA)S.C. BISWAS, NIBEDITA B. DUTTA AND HRISHIKESH SARMAH
The present investigation deals with the phytochemical, nutritional and antioxidant activity of the seeds of samkathal (Artocarpus chaplasa). Phytochemistry of the seeds of the fruits revealed the presence of total phenol, flavanoids and alkaloids that contribute to its high antioxidant activity which was evident from 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radicals scavenging activity. The nutritional profiling of the seeds of the fruit indicates that it is a good source of carbohydrate and protein with an average of crude fibre content. The study explains that the seeds of the A. chaplasa was a good source of nutritional and antioxidant components which may be utilized as nutraceutical food with high nutrition and therapeutic benefits.
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