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EXTRACTION OF NUTRACEUTICALS BY USING BIOCHEMICAL METHODS FROM WILD LEAFY VEGETABLES

Anusaya Kapse* and Uttam Salve

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In this article, Nutraceuticals was estimated from three rarely used vegetables in our daily diet, Amaranthus viridis, Portulaca oleracea, Carthamus tinctorius. In the analysis significant amount of Nutraceuticals, Vitamins, Beta carotene, Fiber, Nitrogen, Protein and Chlorophyll content was found. The leaves materials was collected and shade dried then the powder of selected plant systems were analyzed for different parameters. The highest content of Calcium was estimated in A. viridis 2758.73 mg/100gm and lowest estimated in P. oleracea 364.9 mg/100gm, Copper was more in 6.1 mg/100gm C. tinctorius, Iron highest in P. oleracea 155.26 mg/100gm and lowest in A. viridis. Magnesium was highest estimated in A. viridis and lowest in C. tinctorius. Vitamin A was highest estimated in A. viridis and lowest in C. tinctorius, Vitamin C more in P. oleracea and low in C. tinctorius. Beta Carotene highest content was estimated in A. viridis 5749.38 mg/100gm and lowest in C. tinctorius 3932.29 mg/100gm. The highest percentage of Carbohydrate content was observed in A. viridis. The highest percentage of Fiber content was observed in C. tinctorius 9.85 mg/100gm. The Lycopene content was only estimated in P. oleracea 1.89 mg/100gm. The highest content of Nitrogen percentage was estimated in 6.42 mg/100gm and not estimated in A. viridis and C. tinctorius respectively. The highest content of Protein was estimated in P. oleracea and C. tinctorius. The Total Chlorophyll highest content was estimated in C. tinctorius and lowest in P. oleracea. Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b and Carotenoids content were analyzed.

Keywords: Nutraceuticals, Minerals, Vitamins, Amaranthus viridis, Portulaca oleracea, Carthamus tinctorius.


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