Amorphophallus campanulatus: An Untold Story of a Potent Nutraceutical- Part I

The study aims to resolve the proximate arrangement, mineral and vitamin content in addition to active parts present in the popularly devoured tuber of West Bengal, Amorphophallus campanulatus. Medicinal plants are potential sources of biomolecules and their analogues have excellent relevance in the arrangement of modern cures. They are also good beginning of essential nutrients and minerals that influence the wellbeing of an individual. On correct supplementation through diet, they can acquire, convert, assign, distribute and pave habit for proper exercise of all the essential components in the organic system So this popular tuberous crop of on west side when facing north-east Asia that has allure mention in the Indian ancient curative system, Ayurveda, is captured into consideration to analyze allure nutritional elements. The plant species were calm from farmers of Santragachhi, Howrah district and verified by Botanical Survey of India, Howrah district, West Bengal, India. Fresh tubers were resolved for their content of crude proteins, total hydrogen, soluble carbohydrate, fat, fibre, ruins, moisture, carotenoids and vitamins. With the aid of an inductively connected plasma tiny spectrometer, the ash’s mineral content was resolved. Phytochemical constituents were divided using vapor chromatography and components discovered by mass spectrometry. According to the study, Amorphophallus campanulatus tubers have high levels of natural protein, moisture, fibre, ruins, and vitamins E and C. In addition, the tuber holds practically all of the necessary big- and micronutrients. It’s fascinating that the vegetable is a significant temporary of salt, potassium, and calcium. Additionally, the tuber is exhausted heavy metals containing arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. None the less the vegetable also holds several nutraceutical components that have various health benefits. Thus, the study’s verdicts make a meaningful contribution to our understanding of the full digestive profile concerning this tuber, that may encourage raised use for the maintenance of a healthful lifestyle and future consideration to its therapeutic potential.

Author(s) Details:

Subhashree Basu,
Department of Physiology, Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya, Tamluk, Purba Medinipur: 721636, India.

Moumita Das,
Department of Applied Nutrition and Dietetics, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Gouriprosad Datta,
Department of Physiology, Rammohan College, 85A, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata: 700009, West Bengal, India.

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Keywords: Amorphophallus campanulatus, macro micro – nutrient, nutritional profile, Nutraceutical, proximate composition

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