Mohwa is one of the most important of Indian forest trees, not because it may possess valuable timber – and it is hardly ever cut for this purpose. Mahua is a common name used for Madhuca longifolia, it belongs to the family Sapotaceae. It is an important economic tree growing throughout India. Mahua is . Trees, to 20 m high, bark grey, cm thick, vertically cracked, exfoliating in thin scales; blaze reddish-brown or dark red; exudation milky. Leaves simple.

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Qualitative phytochemical analysis of the extracts of Madhuca longifolia Gmel flowers [ 23 ]. Abhyankar and Narayana [ 30 ], reports on preparation of sugar syrup from dry mahua flowers, which can be further use as a sweeting mashuca in different food products. Genetic variability and divergence lpngifolia in seed and oil parameters of mahua Madhuca longifolia Koenig J. In consideration of potential utilization, detailed knowledge on the chemical composition, nutritional value and industrial applications of mahua butter is of major importance.

Preliminary phytochemical studies were performed for methanolic extract of Madhuca longifolia.

On the basis of iodine value IV ca. Vidarbha Livelihood Forum, Oxfam India. They are also fermented to produce the alcoholic drink mahuaa country liquor.

Madhuca longifolia var. latifolia – Mahua

Mahua flowers madhuva spent flowers Mahua flowers are fleshy and sweet, and have been used by Indian villagers to feed their cattle Reddy et al. Antiradical properties of the mahua butter and extra virgin olive oil as a standard crude oil kongifolia respective high levels of nutritive antioxidants and bioactives were compared using stable DPPH free radicals.

In male buffaloes, solvent-extracted mahua seed cake, either alone or in combination with harad seed pulp Terminalia chebulawas evaluated for its antimethanogenic activity. Effect of Madhuca longifolia and Terminalia chebula on methane production and nutrient utilization in buffaloes.


Farmers collect the leaves, flowers and fruits to feed goats lonhifolia sheep, and use mahua seed cake, flowers and spent flowers to feed cattle Reddy et al. Organoleptic study of Madhuca longifolia flowers were performed on color, Odour, taste, surface and corolla Table 4 [ 21 ]. The Tamils have several uses for M.

In recent years there has been increasing use of oilseed crops and their oils for production of biofuels and chemical foodstocks. Significant amount of TAG was found ca. The sweet, fleshy flowers are eaten fresh or dried, powdered and cooked with flour, used as a sweetener or fermented to make alcohol Fern, Table 9 shows that out of all, proteins were found positive while alkaloids and resins were found negative in all four extracts.

It was found that aqueous extract of fruit showed more activity than methanolic extract for both bacteria [ 9 ]. Antibacterial activity of fruits of Madhuca longifolia tested against Bacillus subtilis and Klebsiella pneumonia in aqueous and methanolic extract. Known or potential benefits of longiffolia species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

Fatty acid profile in neutral lipids and polar lipids were relatively different, wherein the saturation ratio was lower in neutral fractions than in the corresponding polar fractions GL and PL. Saponins in Madhuca longifolia L.

Utilization of tanniniferous feeds. Khatoon and Reddy prepared plastic fats with no trans fatty acids suitable for use in bakery and as vanaspati by interesterification maadhuca blends of palm hard fraction PSt with mahua fats.

Madhuca longifolia is found in some parts of central and north India and Burma. Minor lipid components of mahua butter Phytosterols ST composition Another distinct feature of mahua butter is the high unsaponifiable matter UM content ca. Checklists specific search options Observed during.


Food oils and fats, technology, utilization and nutrition. Introduction Seed oils and fats are increasingly being utilized for biofuels, making these oils potentially more costly and a less plentiful and reliable supply for food needs.

Madhuca longifolia latifolia (Roxb.) | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Since long, the ayurvedic period, the herbal drugs were the sole source of medication for majority of population pertaining to the holistic approaches consisting of easier method of uses and better results.

Through small eyelet holes at the top, the yellow anthers can be seen. Food and health-promoting applications Mahua butter has many edible and medicinal applications.

Seed oils and fats are increasingly being utilized for biofuels, making these longiflia potentially more costly and a less plentiful and reliable supply for food needs.

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Composition and thermal characteristics of Madhuca longifolia seed fat and its solid and liquid fractions. Fractional characterisation of jatropha, neem, moringa, trisperma, castor and candlenut seeds as potential feedstocks for biodiesel production in Cuba. Lighting lamps with the mahua oil is supposed to please Lord Amdhuca. Phytosterols are of interest due to their antioxidant activity and impact on health.

This drink is also known to affect the animals. Eur Food Res Technol. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. It is an important economic tree growing throughout India. Natural antioxidants allow food processors to produce stable products with clean labels and tout all-natural ingredients.

The liquid fraction becoming rich in oleic acid is beneficial for its use as cooking and frying medium.