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Paper Title: Nutritional composition, phytochemical analysis, and in vitro antioxidant activities of Balanites roxburghii Planch. leaves; an underutilized plant species
Authors Name: Guggalada Govardhana Yadav , Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
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Published Paper Id: IJRTI2208030
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 8, August-2022
Abstract: Leaves of Balanites roxburghii Planch., an underutilized species, is used as a nutrition source during food scarcity periods, in many parts of Southern India and it has the potential to be a rich nutritive source. With this view, in the present study, nutritive profiling of leaves has been done. Further, the phytochemical composition and antioxidant activities of acetone, methanol, and water extract leaves have also been analyzed. The leaves showed good proximate composition with 61.67% of moisture, 3.61% of proteins, 3.88% of carbohydrates, and 21.12% of fiber. It is rich in both macro and microelements, especially, calcium (18 mg/g DW), magnesium (6.6 mg/100 g DW), and iron (1346.01 µg/g DW). Among all the extracts, methanol showed the highest phenolic and flavonoid content with the values of 242.22 mg GAE/g extract and 36.57 mg QE/g extract, respectively. Acetone extract is rich in alkaloids with a content of 8.93 mg TE/g extract. Even though acetone extract contains a low amount of phenolic and flavonoid content, it showed the highest antioxidant activity in all the methods tested. DPPH radical scavenging activity, TAA, and FRAP activity of acetone extract are found to be 53.84 mg GAE/g extract, 1717.1 mg AAE/g extract, and 84.03 mg AAE/g extract, respectively. Even though leaves contain some amount of anti-nutritional factors, they can be minimized by practicing appropriate food processing techniques. Considering all these facts, such as availability, proteins, fiber, mineral composition, and bioactive compounds, leaves of B. roxburghii could be considered a good food source to increase the food base of people and to get a variety of nutrients.
Keywords: Balanites roxburghii, Underutilized Species, Nutrition, Antioxidant Activities
Cite Article: "Nutritional composition, phytochemical analysis, and in vitro antioxidant activities of Balanites roxburghii Planch. leaves; an underutilized plant species", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (, ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.7, Issue 8, page no.183 - 188, August-2022, Available :
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Country: Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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