Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Intraspecific physicochemical & biochemical variation in Dolichos lablab Linn.
Author(s): Sachin Palekar, Behnaz Patel, Digvijaysinh Chauhan, Ajeet Patil, Shreya Patwardhan
Abstract: Leguminous plants are excellent sources of inexpensive and widely available proteins for especially people following vegan diet. They play a significant role in food security, health and nutritional status of the rural population. Dolichos lablab Linn. exhibits enormous genetic diversity within the species. Present work focusses on studying the biochemical variation within D. lablab L.in order to identify the accessions that can be used for nutritive purposes. Proximate evaluation and quantification of Phytoconstituents like Total proteins, Albumins, Globulins, Carbohydrates, Crude fat was carried out for 8 accessions of the D. lablab L. Considerable variation was observed in the amount of physicochemical components and Phytoconstituents present in the accessions of D. lablab L.