Scientist 'D'
Food chemistry and nutrient analysis

Contact:  +91-40-27197331

Brief Profile

Dr. R. Ananthan is working in the Food chemistry and nutrient analysis since December 2004. His main area of research work is food composition analysis. He has extensively worked for the development/ standardization of analytical methods to quantify various nutrients and bioactive substances using sophisticated instruments. He is one of the authors of Indian Food Composition Tables 2017 ( He also works on Food Biodiversity of different indigenous populations in order to understand the availability and accessibility of indigenous food systems as well as the health and nutritional status of the population. He is also working to quantify the bioactive phyto-nutrients and measure their free radical scavenge capacities in the foods. He has guide-ship in the faculty of Biochemistry as well as Nutrition from Osmania University and three doctoral fellows are working under his supervision currently.

Total Publications: 10
  1. Ananthan R, Subhash K, Longvah T. Capsaicinoids, amino acid and fatty acid profiles in different fruit components of the world hottest Naga king chilli (Capsicum chinense Jacq). Food Chemistry. 2016 Dec 23.
  2. Ananthan R, Subash K, Longvah T. Assessment of Nutrient Composition and Capsaicinoid Content of Some Red Chilies. International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. 2014; 72:1-4.
  3. Remya, M, Ananthan, R, Sivasankar, S. Antioxidant activity and analysis of polyphenols from the leaf extracts of calotropis procera through ultra performance liquid chromatography. International journal of pharma & bio sciences. 2013; 4 (1).
  4. Zhang L, Koyyalamudi SR, Jeong SC, Reddy N, Smith PT, Ananthan R, Longvah T. Antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities of polysaccharides from the roots of Sanguisorba officinalis. International journal of biological macromolecules. 2012 Dec 31; 51(5):1057-62.
  5. Mohanraj R, Ananthan R, Bai VN. Production and storage of synthetic seeds in Coelogyne breviscapa Lindl. Asian Journal of Biotechnology. 2009;1(3):124-8.
  6. Ramkumar KM, Rajaguru P, Latha M, Ananthan R. Effect of Gymnema montanum leaves on red blood cell resistance to oxidative stress in experimental diabetes. Cell biology and toxicology. 2008 Jun 1;24(3):233-41.
  7. Ramkumar KM, Rajaguru P, Latha M, Ananthan R. Ethanol extract of Gymnema montanum leaves reduces glycoprotein components in experimental diabetes. Nutrition research. 2007 Feb 28; 27(2) : 97-103.
  8. Bhaskarachary K, Ananthan R, Longwah T. Effect of household processing and cooking of common foods on carotenoids retention. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2007 Feb 1; 44(2) :132-9.
  9. Ramkumar KM, Rajaguru P, Latha M, Ananthan R. Amelioration of metabolic complications associated with diabetes by Gymnema montanum in alloxan induced rats. Recent progress in medicinal plants. 2007; 18:319-38.
  10. Ramkumar KM, Rajaguru P, Ananthan R. Antimicrobial properties and phytochemical constituents of an antidiabetic plant Gymnema montanum. Advances in Biological Research. 2007; 1(1-2):67-71.
List of books and book chapters

1. T Longvah, R Ananthan, K Bhaskarachary, K Venkaiah. Indian Food Composition Tables 2017. Hyderabad: National Institute of Nutrition.