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Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) analysis for evaluation of variation in mineral content in different varieties of Trigonella foenum- graecum L.
 

Nisha and P. B. Rao

Department of Biological Sciences, C.B.S.H., G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, Uttarakhand, India.

nishaarya24@gmail.com

Page Range:
132-134
Article ID:
LR-3695
Online Published:
11-04-2017
Abstract

Fenugreek or Methi is a well known leguminous crop.  It is a plant of immense importance due to various medicinal properties. It comprises many bioactive compounds which are used in pharmaceuticals and nutraceutical industries. It included in diet as a vegetable with its leaves and as a spice with seeds.  Present study aims at the estimation of micronutrients such as, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc in seeds of different varieties of fenugreek by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results of present study revealed that there are significant variations in micronutrient content among the varieties. Iron and magnesium contect was comparatively higher in GM-2(2.97±0.14 mg/g and 17.68 ±0.15 mg/g, respectively) than the others, copper was highest in RMT-351 10.13± 0.18 and zinc 2.85±0.16 in RMT -303.

Keywords
AAS, Fenugreek, Medicinal properties, Micronutrients.
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