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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Nutritional potentials of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Genotypes: Chemical characterization


Author(s): Richa Naula, Anita Singh and Manoj Raghav

Abstract: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is known for its medicinal, aromatic, antibacterial and nutritional qualities. Nutrient content of seeds varied among genotypes but not with fertility practices, suggesting that germplasm selection could lead to production of nutrient-rich varieties. The crop was raised at Pantnagar Centre for Plant Genetic Resources, during rabi season 2015-16. The nutrient, protein and Saponin content of twenty-eight genotypes of fenugreek were determined. Nutrient content namely P, K, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu, protein and Saponin varied significantly among different genotypes. Maximum potassium content was observed in PFG-35(1207 mg/100g). PFG-37and PFG-20 was richest in phosphorus, iron and manganese content among all genotypes. The lowest zinc content was found in PFG-26 (1.19 mg/100g), while the maximum zinc content was observed in PFG-28 (4.43 mg/100g). Highest content of copper was found in PFG-26 (1.97 mg/100g). PFG-39 has the highest protein content (29.60 %). Saponin content ranged from 0.38 g/100g to 1.31 g/100g.

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Richa Naula, Anita Singh, Manoj Raghav. Nutritional potentials of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) Genotypes: Chemical characterization. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):743-747.
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