FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2022 Vol.28 No.2 PP 241-246
Estimation of carbohydrate, protein and minerals of some non-conventional leafy vegetables of semi-arid regions of Gujarat, India
*Manisha Sharma 1and and B.R. Pandit
Department of Life Sciences,
Bhavnagar University, BHAVNAGAR-364 002 (GUJARAT) INDIA
1D.K.V. Arts and Science college,
*Corresponding Author : E-mail: dr.manishatsharma@gmail.com
Based on their availability in rural and tribal areas as well as their nutritional composition, eleven non- conventional leafy vegetables were selected and analyzed. Carbohydrate contents ranged from 1.9 to 56.8mg g-1 in Portulaca quadrifida and Moringa oleifera. Total protein ranged from 3.64 to 39.39 mg g-1 in Celosia argentia and Moringa oleifera. Mineral contents like Ca, Mg, Na, K, and Fe were recorded high in Cassia tora (29.19mg g-1), Portulaca oleracea (54.78 mg g1), Basella rubra (1.37 mg g-1), Chenopodium album and Basella rubra (3.48 mg g-1), and Portulaca quadrifida (5.66 mg 100 g-1) respectively. Results revealed that these green leafy vegetables are nutritious and should be included in the diet to overcome various nutritional problems.

KEY WORDS : Minerals, Non-conventional leafy vegetables, Nonstructural carbohydrates, Protein
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