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Estimation of Micronutrients in Fresh Kulekhara Leaves (Hygrophilla auriculata)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 838-840

Keywords : Hygrophilla spinosa; iron; vitamin-c; potassium; copper; sodium; trace elements;

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In India, the micronutrient deficiency is a major and serious concern, among them iron deficiency anemia is one of the most important health hazards during reproductive age group of women. In the present study, micro elements (Na, K, Ca) and trace elements (Fe, Zn, Ni, Cu) content of fresh Kulekhara leaves are examined. Kulekhara leaves are widely grown, neglected, nutritious green leafy vegetable which is not consumed due to lack of knowledge by common people. It can be investigated to improve nutritional scenario of our country. Quantitative estimation of micro-nutrients has showed that 100gm fresh kulekhara leaves contain 56.1mg of sodium, 266mg of potassium, 27.93 mg of calcium, o.44 mg of zinc, 4.37 mg of copper, 7.03 mg of iron, 50.08 mg of vitamin-c, 102 microgram of vitamin-B2 (riboflavin), 1microgram of folic acid, 2.5mg of - carotene.

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