Phytochemicals and Carbohydrates Content of Some Indigenous Leafy Vegetables of Jorhat District, India

B.H. Choudhury1,*, A.M. Baruah2 and S. Baishya2

1Department of Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry, B.N. College of Agriculture, Biswanath Chariali-784 176, India

2Department of Biochemistry and Agricultural Chemistry, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 013, India

*Corresponding author: E-mail: bh_choudhury@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Some indigenous leafy vegetables were collected from various places of Jorhat district, Assam state of India for evaluation of phytochemicals and carbohydrates contents. The total alkaloid contents varied from 0.13-3.23 %, total phenol content varied from 0.25-2.2 %, total flavanoids content varied from 0.86-3.40%, total flavanol content varied from 0.33-1.63 %. In case of carbohydrates, starch content varied from 18.78-56.42 %, total soluble sugar content varied from 7.37-21.69 and reducing sugar content varied from 4.19-18.58 %.

Keywords

Indigenous leafy vegetables, Wild, Edible parts, Phytochemicals, Carbohydrates.

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