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      Carbohydrates; gums and mucilages; polysaccharides; starch; hemicellulose; cellulose

    • Abstract


      There are several reviews on the chemistry, biochemistry and uses of carbohydrates in general. The scope of the present review is restricted essentially to research done on the plant carbohydrates in India and information available in research journals. Emphasis is placed on the various classes of plant carbohydrates, viz free sugars, water-soluble polysaccharides, starch, pectins, gums and mucilages, hemicelluloses and cellulose. Different aspects of work on these polymers have been covered in a broad sense, such as chemistry and structure, biochemistry, nutrition and processing-modification-application.

    • Author Affiliations


      R N Tharanathan1 G Muralikrishna1 P V Salimath1 M R Raghavendra Rao2

      1. Department of Food Chemistry, Biochemistry Section, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore - 570 013, India
      2. 409, SREE, 12th Main, Saraswathipuram, Mysore - 570 009, India
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