Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.): A promising fruit crop for future generations
Megha Raghavan and Md. Ramjan
Baccaurea ramiflora (Burmese grape) has multiple uses in different countries of the world. Fruit pulp with a blend of sweet and sour, rich in vitamin C and hence can be commercialized by the food processing and brewing industry. The fruit has antioxidant properties and rich in minerals, which can help eradicating many of the non-communicable diseases at a very cost-effective way. Seed oil has omega-9 fatty acids and other fatty acids of commercial importance. Thus it is required to promote and highlight the economic potential of this underutilized fruit. It can contribute in the generation of wealth through research and development and alleviation of poverty in the biodiversity rich regions.