Keluwih (Artocarpus camansi Blanco): Potential utilization as foodstuff and its bioactivity

Silalahi, Marina (2022) Keluwih (Artocarpus camansi Blanco): Potential utilization as foodstuff and its bioactivity. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 19 (2). pp. 310-315. ISSN 2581 3250

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Artocarpus camansi (AC) has been long used by Indonesian local people as food and traditional medicine. This study aims to explain the relationship between the use of AC as a food ingredient and traditional medicine and its bioactivity. The method used in writing this article is a literature study on various scientific articles published online at Google Scholar using AC, uses AC, and AC bioactivities. The results obtained were synthesized so as to be able to explain the botany, utilization and bioactivity of AC in a comprehensive manner. The fruits of AC have been used as a vegetable ingredient, baby food and has the potential to be developed as an economic commodity. The use of AC as a food ingredient is related to its nutritional content. The seeds of AC are rich in protein carbohydrates, amino acids, fats and minerals (phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, copper). As a traditional medicine, AC is used to treat dysentery, malaria, related to its bioactivity as an anti-microbial, anti-malarial, anti-diabetic-mellitus, anti-cancer. The flavonoids of AC extract associated with antimalarial and anti-cancer activity, while -sitosterol propionate was associated with anti-diabetes mellitus activity. AC is very potential to be developed as an alternative food ingredient as well as anti-diabetes mellitus. Keywords: Artocarpus camansi; Diabetes Mellitus; Flavonoid; Sitosterol

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE
Depositing User: Ms Rosaliana Wati
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 09:08
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 08:28

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