Estimation of reducing sugar by acid hydrolysis of Green Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamom) husk by standard methods
India is the largest producer of Green Cardamom in the world with an annual production of 4000 tons, followed by Nepal (2500 tons/year) and Bhutan (1000 tons/year). More than 85% of the production within India is from Sikkim. Cardamom husk is a lignocelluloses source that can be converted to reducing sugar. Cardamom husk was hydrolyzed using sulphuric acid (0.2N) at a temperature of 70-75įC. It was observed that the degradation has significant effect with respect to amount of husk taken and in turn sugar yield is around 45-50%, each of which is estimated by Bertrandís, Benedictís and Lane-Eyon methods.
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