International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Food Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019


Estimation of Macronutrients in Hygrophilla Auriculata and its Comparison with the Conventional Green Leafy Vegetables

Chitralekha Mukherjee, Santa Dutta De


Abstract: Green leafy vegetables are the best gift of mother nature in India. There are numerous varieties of green leafy vegetables which has got very considerable importance in our health. Many of them are used as culinary purpose and others are used as ayurbedic medicine. In the present studies the macronutrients contents of Hygrophilla auriculata (kulekhara leaves) were analazyed. Kulekhara leaves are widely grown, easily available in Indian market but neglected, nutritious green leafy vegetable which is not consumed due to lack of knowledge by common people. It can be investigated to improve nutritional scenario of our country. Quantitative estimation of macro-nutrients has showed that 100gm fresh kulekhara leaves contain 58.80 kcal of energy, 10.01 gm of carbohydrate, 4.69 gm of protein, 1.80gm of dietary fiber, 1.93 gm of total ash, 83.37 gm of moisture and very negligible amount of fat.


Keywords: Green leafy vergetables, Hygrophilla auriculate, Macronutrients, dietary fiber, ash etc


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,


Pages: 621 - 625


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Chitralekha Mukherjee, Santa Dutta De, "Estimation of Macronutrients in Hygrophilla Auriculata and its Comparison with the Conventional Green Leafy Vegetables", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20196813, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019, 621 - 625

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