PISER Journal

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Fixed Oil Composition, Polyphenols and Phospholipids of Finger Millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn]

Kiran Poonia*, Sonal Chavan* and M. Daniel*

Journal Title:Biological Forum-An International Journal

ABSTRACT : Not much is known on the fixed oil composition, polyphenols, phospholipids of finger millet [Ragi–Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn], a tropical cereal crop of India and Africa. The oil content of this grain is found to be 0.74% consisting of oleic acid (47.17%), linoleic acid (24.78%) and palmitic acid (23.06%). The flavonol present was quercetin and cyanidin was the anthocyanidin present. Vanillic, syringic, ferulic and caffeic acids were the phenolic acids present. The total phenolics amounted to 3.2 mg/gm. The total antioxidant potential was Ic50 10.6 + 0.03 mg/ml. in terms of ascorbic acid and gallotannin. The phospholipids present in Ragi was 0.36% consisting of lecithins, cephalins and galactolipids. The health benefits of all these compounds are highlighted.