Quantification of protein and total nitrogen in some plant foods of Iran

  • A Aberoumand
  • SS Deokule
Keywords: Portulaca, Arum, Protein, Total Nitrogen, Nutritional Value, Iran.


The plants Arum, Portulaca, Semicarpus, Carissa, Cordia, Solanum and Chlorophytum are widely available in the wild in many regions of Iran and
are consumed as fruits and vegetables. The study involved the comparison of these plant protein values by selecting them and subjecting them to
heat processing and to preparation of canned vegetables. The estimated protein values estimated are 57.0% for Arum, 44.86% for Portulaca,
28.47% for Chlorophytum, 22.69% for Carissa, 20.23% for Cordia, 17.55% for Solanum and 7.93% for Semicarpus.

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eISSN: 0189-7241