Nutrient Analysis of <i>Nephrolepsis cordifolia</i> (L.) C. Presl

  • DP Gauchan Department of Biotechnology Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
  • Dina Manandhar Department of Biotechnology Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
  • Nisha Shrestha Department of Biotechnology Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
  • Shyam Krishna Suwal Department of Biotechnology Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
Keywords: Nephrolepis cordifolia, nutrient analysis, protein, carbohydrate

Abstract

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.

DOI: 10.3126/kuset.v4i1.2885

Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Vol.4, No.1, September 2008, pp 68-72

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Gauchan, D., Manandhar, D., Shrestha, N., & Suwal, S. (1). Nutrient Analysis of <i>Nephrolepsis cordifolia</i&gt; (L.) C. Presl. Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(1), 68-72. https://doi.org/10.3126/kuset.v4i1.2885
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