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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 257-265
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.031


Physico-Chemical Study of Herbal Ghee Prepared with Ethanolic Extract of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) and Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
A.R. Deshmukh*, R.J. Desale, Y.G. Fulpagare and S.M. Khupse
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722, Dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The following analysis entitled “Physico-chemical study of herbal ghee prepared with ethanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) and Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)” was conducted with the objective to enhance the quality and anti-oxidant ability of ghee using physic-chemical tests. With this hypothesis, is planned with objective to study the physico-chemical and organoleptic properties of herb extracts ghee. Treatment details: T0 -Control; T1 -Ashwagandha Extract: 0.50 %; T2 -Shatavari Extract: 0.50 %; T3 -Ashwagandha+ Shatavari Extract: 0.20+0.20%; T4 - Synthetic antioxidants BHA (Butylatedhydroxy anisole): 0.02%. By these studies it was concluded that herbal ghee was effective in high range of refractive index (42.08) in Shatavari ghee (T2, 0.5%). Specific gravity ranged from 0.89 to 0.91 with an average of 0.90. The lower range of melting point (32.63) and moisture content (0.14%) was observed in Shatavari ghee (T2, 0.5%). The free fatty acid (% oleic acid content) in herb extract ghee samples conformed to the standards prescribed by AGMARK for ghee in India. Phytosterol content (0.15) was highest in ghee prepared in T4 (BHA, 0.02%). The iodine value content was slightly increased (35.48) in herb extract ghee. After all these studies were suggested that ethanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus and Withania somnifera could be used as an antioxidant and enhancing the phytosterol content in ghee.


Keywords: Asparagus racemosus, Withania somnifera, Refractive index, Specific gravity, Melting point, Moisture content, Free fatty acid, Ghee, Peroxide value, Phtosterol content, Storage stability
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Deshmukh, A.R., R.J. Desale, Y.G. Fulpagare and Khupse, S.M. 2018. Physico-Chemical Study of Herbal Ghee Prepared with Ethanolic Extract of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) and Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 257-265. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.031