International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biology | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015


Study on Ethnic Manipuri Cuisine And Estimation of Phytonutrients in Centella Asiatica (Brain Food)

Anjusana Khundrakpam [2] | S Sivakami


Abstract: Cuisine has its own significant characteristics style of cooking which are specific to the particular region, country or culture. Manipuri cuisine comes from Manipur a state in North eastern India which is referred as Jewel of India, also the land of fish, meat, vegetables, rice and molasses and often described as A pretty place more beautiful than many show places of the world. Green leafy vegetables are naturally rich in bioactive compounds and a wide range of phytonutrients having antioxidants and other health promoting properties. Manipuri cuisine consists of mainly the preparation of green leafy vegetables which contains lots of phytonutrients and gives health benefit to the body and kept the people of Manipur healthy. Centella asiatica is one of the plant used by the Manipuris for their preparation which is also known as Brain food and posses high medicinal values. But most of the phytonutrients are water soluble and their contents are mostly affected by the different processing methods.


Keywords: Cuisine, Phytonutrient, Bioactive compound, Centella asiatica


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 2089 - 2092


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