International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Determination of nutritional quality of some less known wild edible legumes and their microgreens by using phytochemical analytical tools


Aswathi V, Abdussalam A K, Asiya P

Legumes are an essential part of the human diet in many parts of the world, particularly in underdeveloped countries, where they supplement the lack of protein in grains, roots, and tubers. Legume seeds contain a variety of nutritious components, some of which are proteinaceous and others that are not. Aside from the seeds and pods, microgreens of legumes had a high nutritional profile. Microgreens are immature plantlets picked after about one week of growth. The present study is to evaluate the significant changes in the chemical composition of five pairs of wild under exploited legume seeds and their microgreens. The selected species are Vigna vexillata, Phaseolus lunatus, Canavalia maritima, Calopogonium mucunoides and Peuraria phaseoloides. The specimens were subjected to dry weight determination, qualitative as well as quantitative biochemical analysis. Moisture, fiber, pectin, total carbohydrate, total starch, reducing sugar, soluble sugar, total protein, free amino acid content, total antioxidant activity and some anti-nutritional components were also estimated quantitatively. The compounds such as carbohydrate, sugar, starch and protein were found higher in seeds whereas fiber content and antioxidant composition were found increasing on germination. Studies depicts that anti-oxidant components have the potential to lower the risk of several disease. So that both enzymatic as well as non-enzymatic antioxidants were also analysed for all the seeds and microgreens. These show interesting variations in results.
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How to cite this article:
Aswathi V, Abdussalam A K, Asiya P. Determination of nutritional quality of some less known wild edible legumes and their microgreens by using phytochemical analytical tools. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 313-316
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