International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART F
Nutritional composition of dehydrated Kachnar leaves (Bauhinia purpurea) powder
Author(s): Neha Dhyani and Alka Gupta
The main aim of this study is to analyze the nutritional and anti-nutritional composition and antioxidant content of the dehydrated Kachnar leaves, for proximate analysis standard methods of AOAC (2007) were used. It was found that dehydrated Kachnar leaves (Bauhinia purpurea) were a rich source of many nutrients. Moisture in dehydrated leaves was found to be 8.83%, ash was found to be 4.9g/100g, carbohydrate content in dehydrated leaves was found 66.82 g/100g, protein content was 15.19g/100g, fat content was 4.15g/100g, calcium and iron was found to be 240mg/100g and 21.73 mg/100g respectively. Vitamin C was found very less which was 4.5 mg per 100 g. Crude fibre in the leaves was found to be 4.26g/100g, and energy was found to be 365 kcal/100g. Polyphenols was found to be 119.5mg/100 g. Phytate and Oxlate content found in Kachnar leaves were 4.8mg/100g and 2.5mg/100g.
How to cite this article:
Neha Dhyani, Alka Gupta. Nutritional composition of dehydrated Kachnar leaves (Bauhinia purpurea) powder. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(2):363-364.