Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0412

Abdela Befa

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Ethiopia Institute of Agriculture Research, Wondo Genet, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Nutritional Properties of dried Moringa (Moringa stenopetala) Leaves and Dried Moringa Leaves Infusion
    Author(s): Abdela Befa*, Abadi Gebre and Tesfu Bekele

    Moringa demand is currently increased in Ethiopia due to its nutritional and medicinal values. However, there is no as such information about their dried leaves and infusion nutritional properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dried leaves and infusion nutritional properties. The dried leaves of Moringa were characterized for proximate, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. The result shows dried Moringa leaf had 6 g/100 g moisture, 11.2 g/100 g ash, 25.3 g/100 g crude protein, 6.9 g/100 g crude fat, 9.3 g/100 g crude fiber, 41.30 g/100 g carbohydrate, 1300.7 mg/100 g Ca, 128.9 mg/100 g Na, 330.9 mg/100 g K, 1056.6 mg/100 g Mg, 47.7 mg/100 g Fe, 1.8 mg/100 g Zn, 0.8 mg/100 g Cu, 3.4 mg/100 g Mn, 2.6 mg GAE*/g total phenolic content, 11.9 mg CE/g total flavonoid content, 3.3 mg CE/g Condensed tannin content, 0.48 (IC-50, g/mL) DPPH scav.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0412.20.9.363

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