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Review Papers | Food Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
A Review on Nutritional Properties of Palmyra Palm (Borassus flabellifer L.)
Dr. Renu Shrestha
Abstract: Palmyra Palm (Borassus flabellifer) is one of the majestic plants with several nutritional properties and medicinal benefits. It is native of south East Asia and has great utility in the economies of these countries. The immense benefit of this tree to mankind can be considered by the fact that every part of the plant is usable. In India, Tamil Nadu is the main cultivator of this diecious plant and used for the production of palm sugar, oil, alcoholic beverage, fibers, fuel etc. Beside these benefits, Palmyra fruit is considered as a rich source of sugar, fiber, micronutrients and have potent antioxidant activity due to presence of several polyphenolic content. It also has numerous medicinal properties and used by the locals for the treatment of various ailments.
Keywords: Palmyra palm, phytochemicals, antioxidant, flabelliferins, spirostan
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 107 - 110