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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2446-2464
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.281


Evaluation of Micronutrients in Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.): A Viable Alternative for Micronutrient Supplementation
Naveen Chandra Pant1*, Manisha Tewari2, Rakesh Dhoundiyal3, C.S. Pandey4, J.P. Singh5 and Sanjeev Agrawal6
1Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Department of Zoology, RSM (P.G.) College, Rampur Ghogher, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Department of Chemistry, Shri Guru Ram Rai P.G. College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
4Department of Agriculture, Dolphin (P.G.) Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Dehra Dun. 248007, Uttarakhand, India
5Department of Vegetable Sciences, College of Agriculture, G. B. P. U. A. & T. Pantnagar, U. S. Nagar. 264145, Uttarakhand, India
6Department of Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanties, G. B. P. U. A. & T. Pantnagar, U. S. Nagar. 264145, Uttarakhand, India
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Abstract:

Dietary antioxidants (total ascorbate, α-tocopherol and total carotenoids) and micronutrient (iron, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese) content of 25 fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) genotypes were evaluated under the present investigation. Higher α-tocopherol and total carotenoid content i.e., 43.080±1.542 mg α-tocopherol/100 g dry wt. and 4.890±0.047 g carotenoids/100 g dry wt. was observed in RMt-305. The genotype RMt-143 showed highest iron, calcium and manganese content i.e., 184.11±1.639, 781.20±4.790 and 25.65±0.695 µg/g dry wt., respectively. Total ascorbate content within fenugreek genotypes under investigation showed a positive correlation with α-tocopherol and total carotenoid content (i.e., 0.114 and 0.061, respectively). It also showed a significant (p≤0.05) positive correlation with manganese (0.298) and iron content (0.062) among the genotypes. α-tocopherol content within fenugreek genotypes also showed a significant (p≤0.01) positive correlation (0.328) with total carotenoid content another important lipid-soluble antioxidant. The iron content within the fenugreek genotypes showed a significant (p≤0.01) positive correlation with other micronutrients viz., calcium, zinc and manganese (i.e., 0.408, 0.502 and 0.299, respectively). A positive correlation was also observed between iron and total ascorbate, α-tocopherol content (i.e., 0.062 and 0.213, respectively) within the genotypes. Similarly other mineral elements viz., calcium, zinc, copper and manganese, respectively also showed a positive correlation with each other in general. The findings of the present investigation clearly show significant variation in dietary antioxidants and micronutrients among the fenugreek genotypes under investigation. Thus the genotypes with higher dietary antioxidants and micronutrient content viz., RMt-305, Pant ragini, RMt-143, Pusa early bunching, IC-066843, GM-2 and HM-355 could be utilized as a valuable source of dietary micronutrients and may serve as potential functional food to combact micronutrient malnutrition along with other favourable health promoting affect.


Keywords: Ascorbate, α-Tocopherol, Carotenoid, Dietary antioxidants, Micronutrients
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Naveen Chandra Pant, Manisha Tewari, Rakesh Dhoundiyal, C.S. Pandey, J.P. Singh and Sanjeev Agrawal. 2018. Evaluation of Micronutrients in Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.): A Viable Alternative for Micronutrient Supplementation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2446-2464. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.281