Nutritional value and antioxidant properties of Cannabis seeds from Makwanpur district of central Nepal

Authors

  • Prabin Dawadi Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • Gopiram Syangtan Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mohammad Ataullah Siddiqui Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • Bhupendra Lama Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kaushal Nepal Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dev Raj Joshi Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lok Ranjan Bhatt Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/sw.v15i15.45657

Keywords:

Cannibis, Seeds, Phytochemicals, Nutritional composition

Abstract

Cannabis seeds have been recognized as one of the most nutritionally complete food sources which are also used for medicinal as well as recreational purposes. In the present study, nutritional, phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of seeds of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, collected from Makawanpur district, central Nepal were evaluated. Nutritional and phytochemical analysis was mainly based on the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) methods, while antibacterial activity was tested using the agar well diffusion method. The results revealed that Cannabis seeds contain considerable amount of protein (32.08% to 43.04%), fat (30.86% to 42.40%), carbohydrate (8.39% to 13.79%), total phenolics (701.05 mg/100g to 1312.72 mg/100g), and total flavonoids (366.29 mg/100g to 385.12 mg/100g). The radical scavenging activity of the seeds ranges from 37.83% to 54.84% at the concentration of 6.25 µg/mL. The results indicate that both the species hold high and substantial antioxidant activities.

 

 

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Author Biographies

Prabin Dawadi, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

Biological Resources Unit, Faculty of Science

Gopiram Syangtan, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central Department of Microbiology

Mohammad Ataullah Siddiqui, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

Molecular Biotechnology Unit, Faculty of Science

Bhupendra Lama, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central Department of Microbiology

Kaushal Nepal, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central Department of Microbiology

Dev Raj Joshi, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central Department of Microbiology

Lok Ranjan Bhatt, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

Biological Resources Unit, Faculty of Science

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Published

2022-06-14

How to Cite

Dawadi, P., Syangtan, G., Siddiqui, M. A., Lama, B., Nepal, K., Joshi, D. R., & Bhatt, L. R. (2022). Nutritional value and antioxidant properties of Cannabis seeds from Makwanpur district of central Nepal. Scientific World, 15(15), 103–112. https://doi.org/10.3126/sw.v15i15.45657

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