DETERMINATION OF MINERAL CONTENT OF LOCAL SPECIES OF ELEPHANT FOOT YAM
Author(s):
Shubham K Marbade, Arnav P Hatwar, Ramakant A Parshuramkar
Keywords:
Elephant foot yam, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, mineral content, calcium, phosphorous
Abstract
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson is a tropical tuber crop that Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson is a tropical tuber crop that belongs family Areaceae commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines as well as tribal medicines in India. The aim this study is to evaluate the minerals of tubers of locally cultivated species of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Elephant Foot Yam). For the determination of calcium and phosphorous precipitation method of titration was employed. Content of calcium and phosphorous in tuber was found to be 26.01mg/100g of and 39.42mg/100g of respectively. It was concluded that the elephant foot yam is good source of minerals and can be used as food or feed. Because minerals have function in the body that include as enzymatic regulation, acid- base processes, bone growth and muscle stimulation.
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Unique Paper ID: 157061

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5

Page(s): 758 - 761
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