Study of Nutritive contentsof two halophytes of chenopodiacae family growing in Loonkaransar, Bikaner western Rajasthan
Surendra Kumar Godara, Nitesh Kumar
Halophytes, Nutritive content, Organic matter
The IGNP is unique human endeavour to transform the western part of Rajasthan into a land of plenty and property but its improper management also causes some serious problems like water logging and soil salinity Loonkaransar is also suffering from these problems. These types of adverse conditions enable most of the vegetation to grow here although some halophytes can grow and survive easily.
The knowledge of chemical composition of food is very essential and has become very important in recent years. The nutritive contents which are present in all green plants are the basic building blocks for the synthesis of other complex substances in a cell. Therefore, the plant as a whole or part may be efficiently, utilized by livestock populations. The present study estimate crude protein other extract, fat, crude, fibre total carbohydrate, nitrogen free extract organic matter, minerals like calcium and phosphorus etc, in two typical halophytic plant species Haloxylon recurvum and Suaeda fruticosa are studies for their nutritive content. The maximum amount of crude protein (14.83%), ether extract (2.08%) and total ash (16.60%) are found in the fruits of Suaeda fruticosa while total carbohydrate (79.12) and phosphorous (1.02) in the roots and calcium (1.57%) in the shoots of Suaeda fruticosa. Maximum crude fibre (22.46%) and organic matter (92.11%) observed in the roots and nitrogen free extract (65.94%) in the fruits of Haloxylon recurvum.