Authors : Rajendra Patil and Minakshi Mahajan
Page Nos : 15-17
Naturally occurring sources of the plants are rich in antioxidants. Averrhoea Carambola Linn (Oxalidaceae), Kamrakh is an evergreen tree. Fruits are long, watery, translucent, fragrant & of a rich amber or golden yellow colour. When green they are astringent, but on ripening develop a sweetish acid taste. The fruits are made into stews, curries, puddings & tarts. The slight unripe ones are made into jams, jellies, pickles and preserves. The present study was planned for knowing the nutritional elements and non enzymatic antioxidants (ascorbic acid, phenol, sugar, proteins) were estimated from the fruits. The results are focused on good amount of ascorbic acid (Vit C) due to which fruits are often used for making refreshing drink and for cleaning metal surfaces, especially for removing rust stains. Keywords: Kamrakh, nutritional and non enzymatic antioxidants.