Summary Points

• The seed materials of Bauhinia purpurea appear to be a rich source of major nutrients such as protein, starch, and fiber, with a desirable amino acid, fatty acid, and mineral composition.

• Apart from their good nutrient profile, purple camel's foot seeds also possess appreciable levels of certain bioactive compounds with potential antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities.

• Most of the investigated phytochemical compounds showed a high level of a-glucosidase inhibition activity and a moderate level of a-amylase inhibition activity, which might be a reason for the antidiabetic potential of purple camel's foot seeds.

• In vitro experiments indicated that cooking/pressure-cooking appears to improve the nutritional, antioxidant, and hypoglycemic properties of purple camel's foot seeds.

• Such processed purple camel's foot seed materials could be recommended for their versatile utilization as a nutraceutical/functional food with potential health benefits, after conducting extensive trials with human subjects.

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