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NUTRITIONAL AND ANTI NUTRITIONAL CONSTITUENTS OF MANIHOT ESCULENTUS AND PLECUTRANTHUS ROTUNDIFOLIUS

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Author(s): S. Anbuselvi | T. Balamurugan

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Anti nutrients | Cassava | Chinese potato | Protein | Phytates

ABSTRACT
The nutritional and anti nutritional characterization of two tubers namely Manihot esculenta and Plecutranthus rotundifolius were analyzed. A comparative analysis of nutrients of cassava and Chinese potato were carried out using standard analytical techniques. Results obtained showed high amount of protein, vitamins and low amount of phosphorus were found in leaves of chinese potato. Cassava pulp revealed 65 mg of calcium and 28.6 mg of vitamin A. 29 mg of reducing sugar and 1.8 mg of phosphorus were found in cassava leaves. Anti nutrients were accumulated more in cassava than chinese potato.
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