International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Food Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016

Estimation of Macro-Nutrients in Domestically Processed Cauliflower Leaf Powder

Sagarika Chakraborty | Santa Datta De [3]

Abstract: In India, under-nutrition is widely prevalent in spite of availability of various types of highly nutritious, less familial, low-cost, nutritious green leafy vegetables (GLVs). Cauliflower (Brassica oleraceae) leaf is a widely grown, neglected, nutritious GLV which is wasted due to ignorance of the common people. It can be explored to improve nutritional scenario of our country. Quantitative estimation of macro-nutrients in domestically processed dry cauliflower leaf powder (CLP) showed that 100g CLP contains 319.88 Kcal energy, 40.14g carbohydrate, 27.77g protein, 5.36g fat, 8.55g fibre, 13.98g total ash and 4.2g moisture. It can be used to enrich many common recipes like roti, puri, paratha, soup, besan, dal etc. Cauliflower leaves, which are generally thrown away, can be utilized to improve the nutritional status of the population.

Keywords: Cauliflower leaves, drying, macronutrients, cauliflower leaf powder CLP

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,

Pages: 2094 - 2096

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