Abstract:Background of the Study:
Banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa (in some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains). Banana are rich source of antioxidant containing polyphenolic compounds and flavonoids which prevent free radical damage, reducing risk of oxidative stress related degenerative diseases.
Objectives: The present study was carried out to investigate which solvent extract (aqueous, methanol, acetone and hexane) of Apple banana is more potent content of phytocompound banana available in the local market in Midnapore town.
Methods & Materials: Bananas were collected from local market then separate peel & pulp. Then cut all pulp in small pieces and kept at sunlight to prepare extract & ready for different test.
Results: Among four solvent extracts (aqueous, methanol, acetone and hexane) of Apple bananas alkaloid is present in high amount in aqueous and methanol extracts and small amount in acetone extract. Phytosterol is present in high amount hexane extract and in small amount in methanol and acetone extracts. Flavonoids are present in high amount in aqueous and methanol extracts.
Conclusion: Including anti-oxidant such as alkalide, flavonids, phytosterol, phenolic compounds & tanning are important for human health. Banana contains outstanding phytocompounds that are high in anti-oxidant, antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties. In all over India common people consume banana.