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Proximate and nutrient analysis of selected vegetable species: A case study of Karak region, Pakistan

J Hussain, AL Khan, N Rehman, M Hamayun, T Shah, M Nisar, T Bano, ZK Shinwari, I Lee

Abstract


Karak, an arid region, have limited water and land resources to cultivate various crops specially vegetables. However, a few seasonal vegetable are available to the local communities in meager quantities. The ash, carbohydrate, protein, moisture, fat, fiber contents, energy values and nutrient composition of eight vegetables’ Abelmoschus esculentus, Spinacia oleraceae, Praecitrullus fistulosus, Luffa acutangula, Allium sativum, Amaranthus viridus, Chenopodium album and Momordica charantia were determined. Among these, A. sativum, S. oleraceae and C. album have the highest micro and macronutrients.



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