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Abstract

ANALYTICAL STUDY OF NAVEEN AND PURANA GUDA (JAGGERY) W.S.R. TO IMPORTANCE OF PURANA GUDA AS PER CLASSICAL REFERENCE

Dr. Ranjana Ramasare Mishra*, Dr. Sheela Pargunde and Dr. Nalin Shah

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Jaggery (also known as guda) is one of the most important sweeteners in India. It is one of the major plant products which are easily available in market. It is mainly prepared from sugarcane. Jaggery is a popular food material and an important raw drug used in Ayurveda for therapeutic and pharmaceutical preparations. It has medical properties as well as it acts as medical preservative. The investigations were carried out to study the analytical difference in Naveen guda and Purana guda, to evaluate most efficacious and useful stage of jaggery among Naveen and Purana stages (Avastha due to aging) of guda. Analytical tests were conducted on Naveen and Purana guda, which includes organoleptic test, Moisture content, Total ash, Acid Insoluble ash, Water Insoluble matter, Total sugar percentage and Sucrose percentage. Analytical study shows significant difference in the moisture content, total ash and sucrose percent. The changes in Physico-chemical parameters in Purana guda due to aging is highlighted. Properties of guda and Purana guda mentioned in classical text is compiled.

Keywords: Guda, jaggery, Naveen guda, Purana guda.


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