Biochemical Analysis of Kiwifruit Grown in Nepal
N. Raut 1
D. R. Bhattarai2
Department of Chemistry, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
International Journal of Horticulture, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 4 doi: 10.5376/ijh.2019.09.0004
Received: 30 Oct., 2019 Accepted: 08 Nov., 2019 Published: 30 Dec., 2019
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Pokhrel S., Raut N., Bhattarai D.R., and Bhattarai P., 2019, Biochemical analysis of kiwifruit grown in Nepal, International Journal of Horticulture, 9(4): 23-30 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2019.09.0004)
Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis), often called as kiwi, is one of the commercial crop with a great medicinal value and health benefits. The main objective of this study was to analyze the biochemical composition of Kiwifruit grown in Nepal. Its constituents like protein, vitamin C, moisture content, elements like Iron (Fe) and Calcium (Ca), total soluble solids and titratable acidity was determined in three different varieties i.e. Hayward, Monty and Allison. The highest amount of vitamin C, total soluble solid, calcium and iron were found in Allison whereas maximum moisture content was observed in Hayward. The titratable acidity was found highest in Monty but same value of protein content was obtained in both Hayward and Monty varieties. This result indicated that Kiwifruit is good sources of water content, vitamin C and calcium. Therefore, it has great commercial and medicinal value.
Vitamin C; Total soluble solid; Titrable acidity; Protein content; Elemental analysis
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