2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART C
Phytochemical screening of Knol-Khol (Brassica caulorapa) Powder and Juice - A comparative study
Author(s): Dr. Ekta Singh Chauhan, Anamika Tiwari and Akriti Singh
Cruciferous vegetables are one of the dominant food crops worldwide. Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of family Brassicaceae (also called cruciferae). They are good source of many health promoting and potentially protective phytochemicals including folic acid, phenolics, carotenoids, selenium, glucosinolates and vitamin c. Incorporating these potent plant based compounds in daily food is a safe, effective and easily available way to guard against many of today’s most common diseases. The Knol- Khol (Brassica caulorapa) is cool season cruciferous vegetable. Present study was conducted to assess the qualitative phytochemical analysis of knol-khol powder and juice. The extract of powder and juice of knol-khol reveals the presence of many phytochemicals such as alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, saponnin, tannin, steroids, terpenes and phytosterols. The compounds isolated from this vegetable possess very important biological activities including anti-diabetic, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, antihyperglycemic, Cardioprotective, and Anti-cancer.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ekta Singh Chauhan, Anamika Tiwari, Akriti Singh. Phytochemical screening of Knol-Khol (Brassica caulorapa) Powder and Juice - A comparative study. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):123-126.