Nutritional Value and Medicinal Uses of Minor Fruits: Burmese Grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.)
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 211-214
Received: Oct. 10, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 19, 2015; Published: Sep. 13, 2017
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Md. Farid Hossain, School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Md. Anwarul Islam, School of Education, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Shaheen Akhtar, Department of Community Medicine, Shahabuddin Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mustafa Anwar, Department of Surgery, Ibn Sina Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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This review paper discusses the multipurpose uses of minor fruit Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.). Burmese grape is a tree of tropical region of South East Asia mainly grown in Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. The Burmese grape pulp contents high amount of vitamins and minerals. The fruit is a rich source of pectin. This underutilized fruit used to prepare jam, jelly and wine. The bark, roots and wood are used to prepare medicines.
Burmese Grape, Underutilized Fruit, Medicinal Value, Importance
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Md. Farid Hossain, Md. Anwarul Islam, Shaheen Akhtar, Mustafa Anwar, Nutritional Value and Medicinal Uses of Minor Fruits: Burmese Grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.), International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 211-214. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20170605.15
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