Nutritional potential and ethnobotanical documentation of some wild edible fruits of family rutaceae
K D Gurav, V D Jadhav Rathod
The aim of the present investigation is to survey and documentation of Ethnobotanical information and to determine the nutritional composition of wild edible fruits of family Rutaceae. The present study investigated the nutrional potential on different five selected plants from family rutaceae viz: Atlantia recemosa, Clausena indica, Clausena anisata, Murraya paniculata and Toddalia asiatica. Ethnobotanical observation from current study indicated that all the selected plants showed potent medicinal importance to cure various diseases like Rheumatism, paralysis, antimicrobial, anti-inflammation and many more. Results from proximate and mineral analysis were showed thathighest amount of reducing sugar (1.86±0.0), total sugar (1.9±0.03) and energy content (117±0.74) were highly recorded in ripen fruit of Toddalia asiatica. Crude fat (8±0.20) and crude fiber (11.5±0.3) were highly found in ripen and unripen fruit of Atlantia recemosa. Moisture (11.5±0.3) and Ash (8.5±0.09). Crude protein (8.4±0.4) was highly found in ripen fruit of Murraya paniculata. Unripen fruit of Murraya paniculta showed higher amount of sulphur (1.22±1.7), copper (10.21±0.5) and manganese (21.2±1.5) while ripen fruit of this plant showed highest amount of nitrogen (1.32±0.7) and zinc (11.7±0.1). Potassium (1.8±0.7), magnesium (1.47±1.1) and ferrous (18.0±0.2) were highly found in ripen fruit of Clausena anisata. Unripen fruit of Toddalia asiatica and Atlantia recemosa showed highest content of phosphorus (1.09±0.5) and sodium (0.72±0.3). Proximate and mineral Analysis of wild edible fruits of selected plants emphasesthe sufficient amount of nutritional composition and their scope to be used as in alternative source of bio-nutrient.
K D Gurav, V D Jadhav Rathod. Nutritional potential and ethnobotanical documentation of some wild edible fruits of family rutaceae. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2022, Pages 211-217