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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Processing and estimation of nutritional composition of drumstick (<em>Moringa oleifera</em>) leaf powder for human consumption

Author(s):

Vittal Kamble and Bhuvaneshwari G

Abstract:
Drumstick (<em>Moringa oleifera</em>) originated in India is one of the most useful tropical tree. With its high nutritive values every part of the tree is used for nutritional or commercial purpose. Moringa leaves are rich source of minerals, vitamins especially vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C and it is used as antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial agent and it is widely consumed for self-medication by patients affected by diabetes, hypertension, or HIV/AIDS. The young leaves are edible in some quantities and it can be dried and make into powder for use in some food products. In this study, processing of fresh moringa leaves into dry form for consumption purpose and nutritional composition of dried drumstick leaf powder (Moisture, Protein, Crude Fibre, Ash, Fat, Total Carbohydrate, Calories, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and ß- Carotene) was described.

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How to cite this article:
Vittal Kamble and Bhuvaneshwari G. Processing and estimation of nutritional composition of drumstick (<em>Moringa oleifera</em>) leaf powder for human consumption. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):236-241.

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