Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 85–89 | Cite as

Phyto-chemical properties of Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng: an underutilised wild edible fruit from Cachar Hills, Assam

  • Pranjal Sarmah
  • Snehashish Dutta
  • Aniruddha SarmaEmail author


Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng., belonging to family cucurbitaceae, is a large climber generally found under wild growing condition in the Cachar hills region of Assam, India. The fruits of this tuberous plant are supposed to possess high nutritional and medicinal properties and have been widely used in many traditional medicine practices. The present study was carried out to scientifically validate the presence of nutritional property and antioxidant activity of Momordica cochinchinensis found in this part of India. The experimental result reveals that the fruits have a high nutraceutical property and a considerable amount of antioxidative activity as the IC50 value was found to be 294.13 ± 0.46 μg/ml.


Momordica cochinchinensis DPPH Antioxidant activity Phenolic content Ascorbic acid Gallic acid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pranjal Sarmah
    • 1
  • Snehashish Dutta
    • 2
  • Aniruddha Sarma
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, Institutional Biotech HubPandu CollegeGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyPandu CollegeGuwahatiIndia

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