A Study on Formulation and Nutritional Evaluation of Leucas Asperaflower (Thumbai) Balls
International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub,
2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICAMET 10S, Pages 20-22
AbstractLeucas aspera is an herbal plant species within the leucas genus and the lamiaceae family, it is commonly known as Thumbai in Tamil, drona pushpi in Sanskrit, gomamadhupati in Hindi (Kalachaveedu et al. 2006). All parts of Thumbai plant have medicinal values.Flowers and leaves of Thumbai plant are used for curing many diseases. Leucas asperai.e. Thumbai flowers isused as stimulant, expectorant, aperient, diaphoretic, insecticide and emmenagogue (Prajapati et al, 2010). Nutrient balls are pretty much a perfect nutritious snack, they offer satiating combination of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and are customizable and portable and offer perfect nutrient mix of calories and body building nutrients (Misra. 2005). It was observed that standardized leucas aspera flower balls had mean score and standard deviation for appearance, colour, texture, taste, flavour was 3.73 ± 0.746, 3.92 ± 0.784, 4.96 ± 0.952, 3.64 ± 0.728, 3.66 ± 0.55 and the overall acceptability was 19.91 ± 3.760 and showed good characteristics. The nutrient content of the leucas aspera flower balls have increased amounts of Carbohydrate i.e. 39gm, protein 9.2 gm, fat content 0.3%, iron 20mg, and calcium 1.2mg/dl.
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