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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) A potential source of dietary fibres and steroidal sapogenin (Diosgenin)


Author(s): Naveen Chandra Pant, Rakesh Dhoundiyal, Manoj Kumar, Upendra Dwivedi, JP Singh and Sanjeev Agrawal

Abstract: Soluble, Insoluble and total dietary fiber content along with diosgenin (steroidal sapogenin) content of 25 fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum. L) genotypes from north India were evaluated, together with crude fiber and saponin content. The total dietary fiber content varied from 39.487±0.547 in UM-274 to 50.015±0.667 % in IC-143850. The genotype IC-143850 also showed, highest soluble dietary fiber content (i.e., 33.158±0.573 %), respectively. The diosgenin content within fenugreek genotypes varied from 7.153±0.388 in UM-265 to 17.822±0.602 mg g-1 dry wt. in RMt-303. The genotypes under investigation showed significant difference (p ≤ 0.05) with respect to dietary fiber and diosgenin content. There was a significant (p ≤ 0.01) positive correlation (0.960) between total dietary fiber and soluble dietary fiber, similarly a significant positive correlation (0.891) was observed between total and insoluble dietary fiber within the genotypes. There was also a significant positive correlation between diosgenin and different dietary fiber constituents i.e., soluble, insoluble and total viz., (0.298, 0.444 and 0.375, respectively). Saponin and diosgenin content among the genotypes under investigation were also positively correlated (0.646). The findings of the present investigation clearly show variation in dietary fiber and diosgenin content and significant among fenugreek genotypes. These variations within the genotypes may be attributed to the genetic differences among the fenugreek genotypes.

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Naveen Chandra Pant, Rakesh Dhoundiyal, Manoj Kumar, Upendra Dwivedi, JP Singh, Sanjeev Agrawal. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) A potential source of dietary fibres and steroidal sapogenin (Diosgenin). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):612-618.
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