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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3132-3138

Importance and Potentiality of Underutilized Lakoocha (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb) Fruit of Tripura
S. Islam1, M.A. Hasan2, Sonam Ongmu Bhutia2*, Tamanna Perween2 and P.S. Munsi3
1Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-19, India
2Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal-741252, India
3Department of Horticulture, Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal- 731236, India
*Corresponding author

The Lakoocha (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb) is less known minor fruit and it is native to India especially humid sub-Himalayan region. This fruit is also called as Monkey jack in India, Cham or Dewaphol in Tripura and Barhal fruit in Bengal. These fruit are consumed in different form by various ethnic groups. Tripura have many underutilized fruits that are popular among people due to their diversified use and have remained wild or semi domesticated due to lack of research support. Lakoocha fruit plays a significant role as food and nutritional security of rural and urban population of the state. Lakoocha were analyzed for their morpho, physico-chemical properties in terms of plant, fruit characters, edible portion, moisture, juice, TSS, titratable acidity and ascorbic acid (Vitamin-C). There is a need of further research on the evaluation of physico-chemical, nutritive values and medicinal uses particularly the antioxidant properties of Lakoocha fruits. There is also a need for survey of growing areas, selection of elite types and their documentation and standardization of cultivation practices for popularization of Lakoocha fruit throughout the country and their potentiality for commercial exploration can be exploited.

Keywords: Lakoocha fruit, Biodiversity, Underutilized, Physico-chemical, Nutritional food security

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Islam, S., M.A. Hasan, Sonam Ongmu Bhutia, Tamanna Perween and Munsi, P.S. 2018. Importance and Potentiality of Underutilized Lakoocha (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb) Fruit of Tripura.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3132-3138. doi:
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