GC-MS ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS ON THE FRUIT EXTRACTS OF ARTOCARPUS HIRSUTUS LAM.: A POTENTIAL WILD EDIBLE PLANTAbstract
Wild fruits play a significant role in human nutrition, especially as sources of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, and enormous medicinal potential. Local people in different parts of the country have learned to live on many wild edible fruits available around their localities. Artocarpus hirsutus Lam. is an important wild edible fruit plant belongs to the family Moraceae and is commonly known as Wild Jackfruit, Ayani, Aanjili, etc. The present study was to trace out the variations in the profile of bioactive compounds from petroleum ether and chloroform extracts of Artocarpus hirsutus fresh fruit pulp using Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry analysis (GC-MS). The identification of the bioactive components of the extracts was established by GC retention indices, by comparing their mass spectra with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) data center. According to GC-MS spectral data, in petroleum ether extract five major compounds were identified. And in chloroform extract, seven major compounds were detected.
C. P. Neha * and A. K. Abdussalam
Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Botany, Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, Kannur, Kerala, India.
05 October 2018
18 December 2018
30 December 2018
01 June 2019