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Determination and Comparative Study of Mineral Elements and Nutritive Value of some Common Fruit Plants – Brijesh Mishra, Ritu Kushwaha and F.K. Pandey*

Determination and Comparative

Study of Mineral Elements and

Nutritive Value of some Common

Fruit Plants

Brijesh Mishra1, Ritu Kushwaha2 and F.K. Pandey3,*

1,2Department of Biotechnology, IMS School of Biosciences, Ghaziabad, U.P. India

3,*Department of Biotechnology, SoS, Noida International University, GBN, UP. India

 

Owing to diverse agro climatic conditions, India is endowed with a wide variety of plants, both wild growing and domesticated, which contribute to the diet of its people. Nutritional contribution and nutritive value of fruits have been extensively studied but, there is practically no information on nutritive value of their bark which may contribute significantly to the nutrient intake of local population. Fruit plants viz; Phyllanthus emblica (Amla), Aegle marmelos (Bael) and Carica papaya (Papita) are very important fruit plants in all over India. These plants have great importance due to their economic value, nutritive value and major source of medicines as they have been found through out human history. The present course of study reveals the elements in bark of the fruits (Amla, Bael & Papaya) as well as the nutritive value of their bark. Macro and microelement contents of bark of three fruit plants (Phyllanthus emblica, Aegle marmelos and Carica papaya) were evaluated by the use of inductively coupled plasma (ICP-MS) technique. The plant parts showed sufficient mineral elements, most of which have been found to be common among them with good nutritive value and rich in carbohydrate, enough protein and fat content.

Keywords: Phyllanthus emblica, Aegle marmelos and Carica papaya. Mineral elements and Nutritive value.

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