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Bitter Gourd Extract - Charantin

Specifications of Bitter gourd extract > 1% Charantin
  • Description

  • Pale brown to Brown powder with characteristic odour.

  • Identification

  • By TLC

  • Moisture Content :

  • NMT 8%

  • Bulk Density :

  • 0.43 – 0.7gm/ml

  • Total Ash :

  • NMT 5 %

  • Heavy Metals :

  • NMT 20 PPM

  • Lead :

  • NMT 3.0 PPM

  • Cadmium :

  • NMT 1.0 PPM

  • Arsenic :

  • NMT 1.0 PPM

  • Mercury :

  • NMT 0.1 PPM

  • Microbiological Analysis :

  • Total viable count NMT 3000 cfu/g
    Total fungal count NMT 100 cfu/g

  • Enterobacteriaceae :

  • Absent

  • E. coli :

  • Absent

  • Staph. aureus :

  • Absent

  • Salmonella sp :

  • Absent

  • Pseudomonas sp:

  • Absent

  • Method of Analysis

  • Gravimetry

General Information
  • Local Name :

  • Bitter melon, Balsam Pear, Bitter Gourd

  • Part Used :

  • Dried whole fruits

  • Active Principle :

  • Charantin and bitter compounds (saponins)

Health Benefits
  • 1.Charantin,one of the main ingredients in bitter melon has proved to decrease blood sugar level.

  • 2.The leaves and fruits have both been widely used to make teas and beer or to season soups as part of traditional diet

Properties
  • Pale brown to Brown powder with characteristic odour.