Exploring the nutritional potential of Timru: A dry-land fruit


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  • D S Mishra Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-CIAH), Godhra, Panchmahals, Gujarat 389 340
  • A K Singh Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-CIAH), Godhra, Panchmahals, Gujarat 389 340
  • V V Apparao Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-CIAH), Godhra, Panchmahals, Gujarat 389 340
  • D K Samadia Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-CIAH), Godhra, Panchmahals, Gujarat 389 340

Abstract

Timru, a minor forest produce, is endemic to the central India. It is found growing in abundance all over the central parts of India. Commercially, its leaves are used for making bidi, a traditional cigarette. However, most of its produce goes waste since its fruit has never been explored for its nutritional values whereas its fruits are rich in sugars, vitamin C and β-carotene. In addition to this, fruit pulp is also rich in nutrients such as potassium (285.17-304.85 mg/100 g), calcium (375.23-395.35 mg/100/g) and phosphorus (153.40-160.52 mg/100 g). Thus, it is an ideal indigenous fruit for processing into health promoting products like nectar, jam, toffee and squash.

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2022-07-05

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2023-02-15

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Mishra, D. S., Singh, A. K., Apparao, V. V., & Samadia, D. K. (2023). Exploring the nutritional potential of Timru: A dry-land fruit. Indian Horticulture, 68(1), 36-38. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/125443