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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

To study the chemical composition and nutritive significance of sponge gourd [Luffa cylindrica (Roem) L.]

PN Sonavane, MN Bhalekar, SS Survase and DS Mali
Luffa cylindrica contribute minerals, vitamins, sugars, protein and fiber to the diet. Tender fruits of sponge gourd are popular and well known culinary vegetable in India with good nutritive value and high yield potentials. Dietary fiber help to prevent dietary constipation similarly protein, sugars play a vital role nutritionally act as protective food for balanced diet also act as antioxidant properties.
The sponge gourd is a alternative source for living during food shortage and in draught condition. All organism obtain nutrients from the environment to live and these nutrients is essential for the maintenance of biological functions including metabolism and growth.
The heterosis and combining ability studies with eight parental lines of sponge guard with diallel crosses (without reciprocals) were conducted for to study the translocation of nutrients in Sponge gourd [Luffa cylindrica (Roem) L.] in different genetically divergence genotypes or crosses. Which is useful in dietary during food starvation, biotic & abiotic stress condition. It is one of the most important cucurbitaceous vegetable crops grown extensively throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic substances with a definite chemical composition and essential of diet for normal metabolic activities of body tissues. Regarding nutrition vitamin ‘A’, vitamin ‘C’ protein, reducing, non-reducing and total sugar, crude fiber significantly recorded highest percentage by the parents by Phule Prajkta, Pusa Chikni, HASG-5, PSG-9, and PSG-100 and in cross combinations crosses P1 x P2, P2 x P6, P2 x P8, P4 x P5, P4 x P7, P4 x P8, P6 x P7, P7 x P8 in large extent in Kahrif & summer season in this study.
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How to cite this article:
PN Sonavane, MN Bhalekar, SS Survase, DS Mali. To study the chemical composition and nutritive significance of sponge gourd [Luffa cylindrica (Roem) L.]. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):1049-1052.

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