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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1323-1329
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.161


Nutritional Analysis of Few Selected Wild Edible Leafy Vegetables of Tribal of Jharkhand, India
Rekha Sinha*
Department of Home Science, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi-6, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The nutritional potential of nine edible plants of tribal of Jharkhand was evaluated by determining proximate composition and micronutrient content. The result showed significance of wild leafy vegetable species as important source of nutrient for rural tribal. Protein content of different wild species ranged from 19.03±0.26 to 31.16±0.20 percent. The crude fiber content was found highest in Polygonum plebijum, while highest ash content was observed in Portulaca oleracea. Among micronutrient content, iron content ranged between 11.88± to 397.66 mg/100g with highest content in Trianthema monogyna. The calcium content ranged between 441.62±12.70 to 4200±5.77 mg/100g, with highest content was observed in Sesbania grandiflora followed by cassia tora.The nutritional value of many wild species compared well with selected cultivated species namely amaranthus, spinach and fenugreek leaves in terms of protein, carbohydrate and fat and found superior in terms of crude fiber, mineral, calcium, iron and vitamin c content.


Keywords: Wild edible plants, Tribal, Jharkhand, Proximate composition, Mineral
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Rekha Sinha. 2018. Nutritional Analysis of Few Selected Wild Edible Leafy Vegetables of Tribal of Jharkhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1323-1329. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.161