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Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)

Evaluation of anti-nutrient and mineral content in different pearl millet varieties

Author(s):
Aneeta Khatak, Charul Chaudhary and Raj Bala Grewal
Abstract:
Pearl millet is one of the most popular crops in India. It is nutritionally comparable and even superior to major cereals with respect to protein, fat, energy, vitamins & minerals. The present investigation was carried out to evaluate the mineral content and the anti-nutrients present in pearl millet varieties i.e., white grain variety (ICMV-221), hybrids varieties (HHB-226, HHB-223 and HHB-197) and HC-20 variety. Calcium content was highest in HHB-226 and lowest in ICMV-221. No significant differences in calcium content of HHB-197 and HHB-223 was witnessed. Significant (P< 0.05) differences in iron content of different varieties of pearl millet were observed. ICMV-221 contained significantly (P< 0.05) higher zinc content than all the other varieties of pearl millet however, no significant difference in zinc content of HC-20 and HHB-223 as well as HHB-197 and HHB-226 were noticed. The phytic acid and polyphenol content of all pearl millet varieties varied from 620.00 to 875.00 and 304.17 to 438.33 mg/100g.
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How to cite this article:
Aneeta Khatak, Charul Chaudhary, Raj Bala Grewal. Evaluation of anti-nutrient and mineral content in different pearl millet varieties. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):660-664. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i2i.5892
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