Saturday , 25 November 2017

Estimation of total carbohydrates content in different parts of Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn.

Deore Sonali V* and Kadam Vasant B
P.G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nasik – 422002

A B S T R A C T
Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum L.), plant is widely distributed throughout the world and which belongs to the family Fabacecae. The seasonal variation of starch , total sugar and total carbohydrates content have been investigated from leaves, stem , root and seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn. Comparative account to fstarchcontent of leaves, stem and root of Trigonellafoenum-graecum showed (range 5.176 to 22.684 mg/g dry wt.). The comparative account of  total sugar content of leaves, stem and root of Trigonella foenumgraecum showed  (range 2.358 to 9.637mg/g dry wt.) and comparative  account of  total carbohydrates content of leaves, stem  and root of Trigonella foenum-graecum showed  (range 7.534 to 32.321 mg/g dry wt.).Higher level of starch (49.017mg/g dry wt.), (12.720 mg/g dry wt.)and total carbohydrates (61.737 mg/g dry wt.) were found in seeds compared to leaves, stem and root of Trigonellafoenum-graecum Linn.
Keywords: Starch, total sugar, total carbohydrates, Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

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