Nutritional and nutraceutical properties of different plant parts of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)

  • VCM Anu Udaya
  • I Geethalakshmi
  • K Rajamani
  • D Uma

Abstract

Studies on influence of different growth stages on physiological and biochemical parameters of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) was carried out at HC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatoreduring 2017-18. Seven different plant parts viz., young seedlings (7-10 days after germination), fresh leaf at matured stage (30-40 days after sowing), dry leaf at matured stage (30-40 days after sowing), fresh leaf at matured stage (60-70 days after sowing), dry leaf at matured stage (60-70 days after sowing), dry seed and sprouted seed were tried. The study revealed that, the sprouted seeds and the dried seeds were found to be best with higher quality parameters viz., total protein, total carbohydrate, total phenol, total fat, crude fibre, calcium, magnesium and iron contents.  On the other hand, the fresh leaves at matured stage (60-70 days after sowing) recorded higher (54.37 mg 100g-1) ascorbic acid content. The chlorophyll ‘a’, chlorophyll ‘b’ and total chlorophyll content in fresh fenugreek leaves ranged from 2.07 to 2.19 mg g-1, 1.02 to 1.16 mg g-1 and 3.09 to 3.35 mg g-¹ respectively, while dried leaves had lower total chlorophyll content ranged from 0.983 to 1.18 mg g-¹.

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Published
2019-08-05
How to Cite
ANU UDAYA, VCM et al. Nutritional and nutraceutical properties of different plant parts of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.). Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 30-37, aug. 2019. ISSN 2456-9410. Available at: <http://journals.saaer.org.in/index.php/jae/article/view/223>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2019.
Keywords
Fenugreek leaves and seeds, growth stages, quality, mineral contents