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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(1): 270-273
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.026


Preliminary Nutritional Analysis and Phytochemistry of Smilax ovalifolia Leaves
Rajesh Kumar Shah
Department of Zoology, D.H.S.K. College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study deals with the evaluation of certain essential nutrients and phytochemical analysis of the leaves of Smilax ovalifolia. Phytochemical analysis of the leaf extract showed the presence of various phytochemicals tested for like carbohydrate, protein, amino acid, saponin, alkaloid, steroid, terpenoid, phenol, glycoside and flavanoid. The nutritional analysis revealed that the dry leaves contain high amounts of crude fiber, followed by protein, carbohydrate and appreciable amounts of lipid and amino acids. Vitamin C and vitamin E were found to be 0.03 ± 0.008 mg/g and 0.04 ± 0.023 mg/g respectively. Mineral analysis of the leaves showed the presence of various inorganic minerals like S, P, Mg, Ca and Fe. The nutritive value was found to be 49.93 Kcal/100g. The overall data thus supports the conclusion that this plant represents a useful dietary source and can be use as an alternative source of vegetable for human consumption.


Keywords: Nutrition, Phytochemistry, Smilax ovalifolia and Medicinal plant
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(1): 270-273. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.026