Determination of medicinal properties of black pepper: effect of mortar and pestle crushing, normal grinding and cryogenic grinding
- Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Engineering
Raseena Salim,TK Goswami
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Cryogenic grinding is now arising as a method to prevent the spice powders from losing its
characteristic flavour during storage. The present study is done to determine the medicinal
properties of cryogenic ground, ambient ground and crushed samples of black pepper. The
solvents used for extraction are hot water, cold water and ethanol. Medicinal properties like
antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial and anti-cancerous studies are to be determined.
All the above studies revealed that cryogenic ground samples are far away much better than
ambient ground and crushed samples of black pepper.
black pepper, Cryogenic grinding, Anti-oxidant, anti- diabetic, anti-cancerous,anti- microbial