Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2016)
Analysis of nutritional and mineral contents of different parts of medicinal plant
Author(s): Dr. Shanmugapriya R
Abstract: The Protein and carbohydrate analysis were carried out on the fresh materials of leaf, stem, fruit and tuber of Momordica cymbalaria. Carbohydrates are more than the proteins in all the parts studied. Among the leaf, stem, fruit and tuber, fruits contain maximum amount of carbohydrates. As far as proteins are concerned tubers contain maximum amount. The mineral analysis were carried out on the dry materials of leaf and tuber of M. cymbalaria. Mineral content of Copper, Zinc, Chromium and Cadmium were estimated.