EXTRACTION AND EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICALS FROM GREEN COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA) SHELL
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Halal Research Journal
Author: Asif Ahmed Kibria, Kamrunnessa, Md. Mahmudur Rahman
Online ISSN : 2616-1923
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Phytochemicals from green coconut (Cocos nucifera) shell can be a source of raw materials in food and pharmaceuticals industries. Every year, million tons of green coconut shells are being wasted and one of the major concerns of the environments. The objectives of the present study were detection of phytochemicals content from green coconut shell. The Green coconut shell was collected from the local area of Sobhanbagh near Daffodil International University, Bangladesh. Phytochemicals were extracted using four different solvents i.e. methanol, ethanol, acetone and 0.9% NaCl solution. Flavonoids, carbohydrates, reducing sugar, saponins, tannins, anthraquinones, steroids, alkaloids, glycosides, phytosterols, phenols, were extracted and observed by change in color using available methods described in several literatures. We tried to find out some valuable phytochemical of green coconut shell which might be used in food industry as food additives after the commercial purification.