Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2019)
Studies on nutritional, chemical and mineral composition of horse gram
Author(s): Patangare Suwarna S, Pawar VS and Shinde ST
Abstract: Horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum), a traditional tropical legume is the cheapest source of protein and an excellent supply of minerals such as calcium, iron and molybdenum. The nutrient composition and mineral composition of horse gram seeds were evaluated of their flour characteristics. The objective of the present study was to evaluate horse gram seed with the aim of quantifying physiochemical properties information that might serve as a guide to exploit its potential and benefits for human and animal nutrition. The proximate compositions (%) were determined as moisture content (8.05 ± 0.6), ash (3.91 ± 0.10), total crude fibre (3.9 ± 0.04), crude carbohydrate (58.2 ± 0.16), crude fat (0.45 ± 0.02), and crude protein (21.87 ± 1.07). The present study may provide a guideline for the use of horse gram seed flour are good functional foods for nutrition, food formulation and utilization. Horse gram seeds containing macro nutrients like Ca, P, K and micronutrients like Mg, Zn, Cu, Fe and Mn are the major plant nutrients. Different parts of the plants are used for the treatment of heart disease, asthma, bronchitis, urinary discharges and for treatment of kidney stones. The present paper is showing its medicinal uses and pharmacological properties.
How to cite this article:
Patangare Suwarna S, Pawar VS and Shinde ST. Studies on nutritional, chemical and mineral composition of horse gram. 2019; 7(2): 53-55.