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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2130-2135

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) Leaves and Lemongrass (Cympoogon citratus): An Analysis of Their Nutritional Composition, Anti-Nutritional Factors and Antioxidant Content
Duarah Radali1* and Gupta Alka2
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Assam Agricultural University, Assam, India
2Department of Foods and Nutrition, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was carried out to analyze the nutritional and anti-nutritional composition and antioxidant content of the dehydrated periwinkle leaves and lemon grass, From proximate analysis it was found that dehydrated periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) leaves and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) are rich source of many nutrients. The moisture level of the dehydrated periwinkle and lemon grass leaves was found to be 8.71% and 8.56%. Ash content of periwinkle leaves was found to be 4.56 g/100g and in lemon grass 6 g/100g. The crude fibre obtained for periwinkle leaves was found 2.4 g/100 g and in lemon grass is 4.5g/100 g. The crude fat found in periwinkle leaves is 3.3 g/100 g, in lemon grass leaves it is 4.1 g/100 g. The crude protein content of periwinkle and lemongrass leaves is 5.2g/100g and 6.5g/100g respectively. The carbohydrate content of periwinkle leaves is 76 g/100 g and in lemon grass is 70 g/100 g. The caloric value of the sample for periwinkle is 354 kcal/100g and lemongrass is 344 kcal/100 g. The iron content for periwinkle was found to be 27 mg/100g and calcium content of periwinkle was found 320 mg/100g, whereas in lemon grass iron content was found 22 mg/100g and calcium content was found 200 mg/100g. The vitamin C content of periwinkle and lemon grass was found to be 0.015/100 g and 2 mg/100 g.

Keywords: Nutritional and anti- nutritional analysis, Catharanthus roseus, Cymbopogon citratus, proximate analysis

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Duarah Radali and Gupta Alka. 2018. Periwikle (Catharanthus roseus) Leaves and Lemograss (Cympoogon citratus): An Analysis of Their Nutritional Composition, Anti-Nutritional Factors and Antioxidant Content.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2130-2135. doi:
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