Organic colours for Ayurvastra from kokum fruits and rinds
M Vasundhara, B Radhika, BS Thara, Priyanka R and Ashwini Jayaram
Kokum (Garcinia indica Choisy) is an indigenous and commercially valuable fruit crop. The rich bioactive profile of kokum makes it a highly nutritious and desirable fruit crop. The ripened fruits are used as kokum extract, syrup, nectar, juice etc. The present study was taken up with the objective of extraction and estimation of anthocyanin pigment (mg/100g) from kokum rind (Fresh, dry and sugar rind). Total Anthocyanin Content varied from 79.93, 85.03,7.83mg/100g in fresh, dry and sugar rind samples respectively. The results highlighted that Sugar rind samples can also be utilized as a source of Anthocyanin. Extracted dye was tested on different fabrics for their applicability and color range from sugar rind samples and compared it with the pigments extracted from fresh and dry kokum fruit rinds in developing organic clothes.