Abstract
COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES FOR AMINO ACID PROFILING AND NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT

Nuka Lata*, Snehal Moghe and Veenapani Dubey

ABSTRACT

Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) listed as one of the most productive plants on earth and is considered as the world’s worst aquatic weed. It is a severe environmental and economic problem in all of the gulf coast states and in many other areas of the world with a subtropical or tropical climate. Inspite of these, as per our present study we can say “the world’s worst aquatic plant as a best dietary supplement and therapeutic pool’. Understanding the amino acids as basic structural and functional units of proteins, and have immense importance in nutrition, taxonomy and pharmacology; screening of amino acids from different extracts of Eichhornia crassipes was done in our research work. Assessment of chromatograms developed in thin layer chromatography (TLC) showed a total of eleven amino acids in water hyacinth (shoot and rhizome). Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of seven essential amino acids and four non-essential amino acids. The detected amino acids from plant were serine, valine, leucine, mehionine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, lysine, tyrosine, tryptophan, histidine and isoleucine respectively. Present work was also designed to evaluate the nutritional potential of Eichhornia crassipes collected from the water bodies in Bilaspur. Results showed that plant was characterized by high fibre, high protein content, low lipids and low carbohydrates. In addition the anti-nutritive substance (nitrate) level was also determined and found to be safe as feed. The vital study of amino acid spectrum is of great importance on its strategic food and medicinal significance.

Keywords: Amino acid; Eichhornia crassipes; Minerals; Thin Layer Chromatography; Water hyacinth.


[Full Text Article]

Login





Forgot Password  |  Register

Indexing

Best Paper Awards

European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (EJBPS) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.

Best Article of current issue :

Dr. Dhrubo Jyoti Sen

Download Article : Click here

News & Updation

  • EJBPS: MAY ISSUE PUBLISHED

    MAY 2022 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 May 2022.

  • EJBPS New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJBPS Impact Factor has been increased from 5.467 to 6.044, due to high quality Publication at International Level.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJBPS Received Index Copernicus Value 77.3, due to High Quality Publication in EJBPS at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Dear Researcher, Article Invited for Publication  in EJBPS coming Issue.

     

UG/PG/Ph.D Research Publication

Research Scholar of UG/PG/Ph.D can Submit their Research Article/Review Article/Case Study/Short Communication for Publication in EJBPS

Downloads

Copyright From

Covering Letter

                        Author Instruction 
 

PLAGERLUM REPORT