Proximate analyses for dietary minerals in tender bamboo shoots of seven selected species and their processed products available in Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Keywords: Dietary minerals, Fresh bamboo shoots, Processed products, Daily Requirement Value, Arunachal Pradesh, Proximate analysis


Considering the importance of tender bamboo shoot and its products as essential culinary items for the ethnic communities of Arunachal Pradesh, present study was undertaken in Papumpare district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. In this study, we analyzed the concentration of dietary mineral viz. calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium in fresh tender shoots of seven locally available bamboo species and their three processed products. It revealed considerable concentration of the five essential minerals in both fresh and processed products, where their concentration was comparatively high in fresh shoots than that of processed products, irrespective of the species. Contributions of 100 g fresh bamboo shoot and their processed products to Daily Value Requirement (DV%) of the five essential minerals were very impressive (Anonymous 2016). Such contribution for the five essential minerals to DV% was considerably high for both fresh tender shoots and their processed products, which were comparable to other conventional foods. Therefore, in addition to our conventional foods, regular or occasional consumption of fresh and processed bamboo shoots may be very effective to meet the Daily Requirement Value of these five essential minerals.

Dietary minerals, Fresh bamboo shoots, Processed products, Daily Requirement Value, Arunachal Pradesh, Proximate analysis

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Author Information

Sadananda Ch.
Department of Forestry, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Science (PDDUIAS), Utlou, India
Singha L. B.
Department of Life Sciences (Botany), Manipur University, Canchipur, India

Tripathi O. P.
Department of Environmental Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India