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Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2018)

Determination of nutritional profile of Nakima (Tupistra nutans)

Reeya Gurung, Sujata Upadhyay, VR Muddarsu, S Manivannan and Trisna Gurung
Nakima (Tupistra nutans) is one of the indigenous underutilized vegetable crops of the State of Sikkim and the inflorescence part is used for consumption. The study has been conducted at Dept. of Horticulture, Sikkim University, Gangtok during 2014-15 with an objective to determine the various dietary nutrients of Nakima (Tupistra nutans). The Nakima inflorescence were collected from all the four districts of Sikkim i.e. East, West, North and South. There were altogether eight samples i.e. two samples from each of the four districts of Sikkim. Three replications were taken for each sample and the statistical design used was Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The study includes determination of crude fat, crude fibre, ash, crude protein, reducing sugar, Vitamin C, major elements, minor elements and toxic elements of Nakima (Tupistra nutans). The multi elements determined in the study are being reported in separate publication. As the vegetable crop under study is liked by people of Sikkim, so the determination of full nutritional profile would indeed be helpful in increase in its production and marketing in and outside the State of Sikkim.
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How to cite this article:
Reeya Gurung, Sujata Upadhyay, VR Muddarsu, S Manivannan, Trisna Gurung. Determination of nutritional profile of Nakima (<em>Tupistra nutans</em>). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):536-539.

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