ANALYSIS OF CARBOHYDRATE AND PROTEIN FROM PULP AND PEEL OF APPLE (MALUS SYLVESTIS) AND BANANA (MUSA PARADISIACAL).

A. M. SHAH, M. QURESHI, Z. N. MEMON, S. N. MEMON, S. K. SYED

Abstract


Fruits are sweet, colorful and high in vitamin, fiber and energy. The outer layer of fruit or skin is also called as peel, and the inner mass as pulp. In our areas, people normally use pulp while peel, for example, of Banana (Musa paradisiacal) is removed and discarded. The peels of various fruits contain biomolecules or organic compounds, which provide us energy and also protect from several diseases, such as peel of apple contains antioxidants and anticancerous compounds. In the present work, the content of carbohydrates and proteins were determined by an spectrophotometric method, from the pulp and peel of Apple (Malus sylvestis) and Banana (Musa paradisiacal). The results showed that the pulp of both fruits contains more carbohydrate and protein than their peels. Also, a significant amount of carbohydrate and proteins are present in the peels of both fruits.


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