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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 887-898
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.108


FTIR Spectroscopic Characterization of Almond Varieties (Prunus dulcis) from Himachal Pradesh (India)
Sunil Sharma* and Neeraj
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Sonepat India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Almond is known for its nutritive value and is popularly consumed in India after overnight soaking. It is rich in lipid profile, polyphenols content followed by vitamin-E and also found rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus which play important biological roles in the human body. There are different types of almond varieties present in India which include commercial types and wild types. The present study aims at Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) characterisation of the four popular varieties of almond from Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh (India) viz. Katha, Thin Shell, Dhebar and Telangi Selection. FTIR spectroscopic studies will enable us to assess the nutritionally important functional groups present in almonds which in turn will support the variety specific compositional chemistry and nutritional characterization of selected almond varieties. FTIR of four different varieties of almonds viz. Katha, Thin shell, Dhebar and Telangi Selection showed characteristic peak values referring the presence of diverse class of functional groups like esters, amines, carboxylic acids, aromatics, phenols and amides.


Keywords: Almonds, FTIR, Katha, Thin Shell, Dhebar, Telangi selection, Functional groups
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Sunil Sharma and Neeraj. 2018. FTIR Spectroscopic Characterization of Almond Varieties (Prunus dulcis) from Himachal Pradesh (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 887-898. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.108