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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :
Year :2011, Volume : 24, Issue :1
First page : (65) Last page : (70)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Neptunia prostrata (lamk.) Baillon: A Socio-Economically Potential Health Diet for Rural Communities of Tripura

Chakraborti Saswati, Sinha Rabindra K.*

Cytogenetics and Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tripura University (A Central University), Suryamaninagar-799130, Tripura, India

*Corresponding author khsinhark@yahoo.co.in

Present study deals with the nutritional value of an aquatic legume, Neptunia prostrata (Lamk.) Baillon, commonly used as shoot vegetable in this part of North East India. Young shoots are used as vegetable in different forms of recipes of tribal and rural communities. The utility of the vegetable as good source of protein and total amino acids with low level of phenolics and sugar clearly indicated its significance as useful health diet and alternative food supplement to the common people. Market economy of the vegetable also highlights its resource potential.




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