NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS OF FRUIT PULP OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM., FROM SUPERMARKET OF GULBARGA DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIAAbstract
Moringa oleifera is a native of North India. It is found throughout the tropical region. The plant is used for medicinal and high nutritional purposes throughout India. However, there is no such type of work in the region of the Gulbarga district. So, the present study revealed that the nutritional analysis of fruit pulp of M. oleifera from Super Market of Gulbarga district, Karnataka, India. The proximate analysis estimations of moisture, dry matter, ash, crude fiber, crude protein, crude fat, carbohydrates, and mineral estimation were carried out by AOAC (2000), AAS, and other different parameters. The phytochemical tests of the fruit pulp have the highest amount of energy, carbohydrates, calcium, and potassium. The study reveals that Moringa oleifera fruit pulp has highly nutritive values and medicinal values. So, it is desired that the Moringa oleifera is used regular in the diet to strengthen immunity and prevent diseases.
M. P. Sujata
Department of P. G. Studies and Research in Botany, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India.
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