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RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 626-629

Nutrient and Chemical Characteristics of Prosopis Cineraria (Linn) grown at Thar Desert, Pakistan

Muhammad Najeeb Memon, Allah Bux Ghanghro, Mahvish Jabeen Channa, Irshad Hussain Ghanghro, afsheen Mushtaque Shah, Abdul Rasool Abbasi.

Objective: To determine nutrient and chemical properties of Prosopis cineraria (Linn) plant.
Methodology: After sample collection and identification, the extract was prepared according standard published method. Metals from plants were detected by Atomic absorption Spectrometer acidified method.
Results: Prosopis cineraria (Linn) fruit aqueous extract contained significant percentage of Phytochemicals i.e; Alkaloids, Phenolic Compounds, Tannins, Flavonoids, Saponins, Protein and Carbohydrates. Fruit also contained biologically important metals like Na, K Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Pb and Cd.
Conclusion: This study supports the use of this wild fruits adds some important minerals in diet necessary for body. It is found a very rich source of nutraceuticals, which combate malnutrition and can be used to treat various ailments.

Key words: Nutritional, chemical, Prosopis cineraria, Thar.

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