BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Diospyros melanoxylon is a medium-sized tree or shrub up to 25 m, and. m girth. The bark is pelican in colour, exfoliating in. DIOSPYROS MELANOXYLON ROXB IN CANCER PREVENTION: PHARMACOLOGICAL SCREENING, PHARMACOKINETICS AND CLINICAL STUDIES. This endemic plant of India and Ceylon is used in various ways. Besides being the source of Indian ebony, its wood is also utilized for making boxes, combs.

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Due to the spherical nature of fruits, the rolling resistance was found to be low but the tendency to roll was higher when kept in radial direction than the axial direction. The authors would like to thank Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Diozpyros, Rourkela, Odisha, India for providing laboratory facilities to conduct the experiments.

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Hardness properties of fresh kendu fruit at Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. The bark is pelican in colour, peeling in rectangular scales, which is an identifying feature.

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The fruit pulp colour for fresh sample was determined on Hunter Lab. Ashoka Trust for Melajoxylon in Ecology and the Environment, The Kendu plant is grown in plenty all over the eastern parts of India for commercialization of its leaves for making bidi, a traditional mdlanoxylon.


Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Tell a friend about this flower! A yellowness coloration b value of the fruit pulp was found significant indicating the fruit pulp is yellow in colour Table 2.

Elliptic-oblong leaves can be opposite or alternate, leathery, up to 35 cm long, velvety on both sides when young, becoming smooth above when fully grown. In melanoxlyon projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The average initial moisture content was determined by hot air oven method following AOAC, protocols.

Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. The non-uniform and continuous small peaks signifies the different harness value of different layers.

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Copy the following to cite this article: Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Structure, physical characteristics and mechanical properties. The probe was subjected to a depth of 18 mm. Titratable acidity TA was expressed as percent citric acid.

Proximate parameters of the sample such as moisture, ash, crude protein and fibre, fat, ascorbic acid and, carbohydrate, were determined using AOAC, Mineral such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus were present diospyfos high concentration.

Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. The leaves can be wrapped around tobacco to create the Indian beedi diospyrso, [3] which has outsold conventional cigarettes in India. The fresh leaves are hand-picked by the tribals and dried in sun for 10 days.


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The least static co-efficient of friction may be due to the smooth and polished surface of the aluminium sheet used. Journal of Food Engineering. Dibyakanta Seth India Final Approval by: Seeds compressed, oblong, shiny, often banded. Coromandel Ebony is a medium-sized tree meoanoxylon shrub up to 25 m, and 1. The data on antioxidant properties suggests the nutritional importance of Kendu fruit. Proper value-addition techniques and processing facilities for this ethnic fruit can contribute to the socio-economic livelihood of tribal people.

The butterfly diversity of Baghmundi, Purulia District Due to the fibrous nature of the fruit, the graph has several peaks. I steel Radial 0. Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends.

Mineral composition of kendu fruit pulp is shown in Table 5. Check date values in: The bark of the plant is reported to have only 0. Hardness of the fruit in axial direction was 9.