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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 943-948

Phytosterols Content in Different Bamboo Species of Manipur, India
Malemnganba Ingudam and Kananbala Sarangthem*
Plant Physiology Research Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Canchipur, lmphal-795003, India
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Bamboo shoots have a long history of being used as a source of both food and medicine. The use of bamboo shoots as a food and delicacy has been among the people of Manipur since time immemorial. Bamboo shoots are regarded as potential sources of sterols. In the present investigation some twelve bamboo species grown in Manipur were assessed for their phytosterols content and it was found that the phytosterols level varied in bamboo shoot samples of different species- ranging from 293.8 to 40.5 mg/100 g dry wt. Maximum content were found in the top apex portion of the bamboo shoots which were soft and tender but not used for consumption.  The outer culm sheaths (covering the soft portion of the shoot) which are discarded also showed a significant amount of phytosterols ranging from 119.7 to 35.5 mg/100g dry wt.  The bamboo shoots show a gradual decrease in the total phytosterol content from top apex portion to base tissues of the bamboo shoots and lowest in the culm sheath. Lieberman-Burchard reaction was the basis for spectrocolometric estimation of total phytosterols.

Keywords: Bamboo shoots/Phytosterols/ Manipur

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Malemnganba Ingudam and Kananbala Sarangthem. 2016. Phytosterols Content in Different Bamboo Species of Manipur, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 943-948. doi:
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