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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)

Nutritional composition of sun and shade dried form of drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera)

Author(s):

Deepa J, Deepika R Kattimani and Nithyashree K

Abstract:
Green leafy vegetable consumption has been associated with decreased risk of persistent metabolic diseases. The present study examined the nutrient composition of sun dried and shade dried of drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera). It belongs to the family Moringaceae. Fresh drumstick leaves were obtained from Horticulture Department, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru. The leaves were cleaned by washing with water to remove dirt and other contaminants. The sun dried and shade dried leaves of drumstick were analyzed by using standard method AOAC. From the results, the shade dried leaves were rich in moisture, fat, protein, ash and crude fiber. The result suggests that drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera) has a high potential health benefits for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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How to cite this article:
Deepa J, Deepika R Kattimani and Nithyashree K. Nutritional composition of sun and shade dried form of drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):2523-2525.

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