Nutrient Analysis of <i>Nephrolepsis cordifolia</i> (L.) C. Presl
Fresh and roasted tubers of Nephrolepis cordifolia are consumed by the local dwellers in Nepal. Different parts of plant have been chemically analyzed for their nutritional contents viz., chlorophyll, carbohydrate, crude protein, starch, moisture contents, dry matter, ether extract, crude fibre, total ash, calcium and phosphorus. It is observed that tubers contain high amount of moisture, fat, carbohydrate and calcium while the protein are reported maximum in rhizome part of the plant.
Key words: Nephrolepis cordifolia; nutrient analysis; protein; carbohydrate.
Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Vol.4, No.1, September 2008, pp 68-72