Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
A study on sugar and mineral content of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.) varieties
Aishwarya V Patil and Kasturiba B
Horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.) is minor legume, which belongs to family Fabaceace. It is a potential grain legume having excellent nutritional quality with better resilience property to adapt harsh environment conditions. Seven released varieties and five advanced breeding lines of horsegram were procured from All India Coordinated Research Project – Dryland Agriculture, Vijayapur. The horsegram were assessed for sugar content and mineral content. There was significant difference (p≤0.01) for all the sugar parameters i.e., total sugar, reducing and non-reducing sugars and mineral content i.e., calcium, iron, zinc, manganese and copper among the varieties. While, there was no significant difference between advanced breeding lines and released varieties of horsegram for all parameters. The total, reducing and non-reducing sugar ranged from 4.96-5.92, 0.35-0.41 and 4.33-5.25 mg/100g respectively. The variety VHG15 had highest calcium content (290.00 mg/100g) and highest iron content was observed in VHG935 (9.95 mg/100g).
How to cite this article:
Aishwarya V Patil, Kasturiba B. A study on sugar and mineral content of horsegram (<em>Macrotyloma uniflorum</em> (Lam) Verdc.) varieties. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):677-680.