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VARIATIONS IN NUTRIENT AND NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS OF JUVENILE BAMBOO SHOOTS

ABSTRACTS OF THE PAPERS APPEARING IN VOLUME 54(2004)
 
*M.L. Sharma, C. Nirmala, Richa and E. David
Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
*Correspondence Author : ml_sharma45@yahoo.co.in


Abstract
Juvenile bamboo shoots, a cheap source of nutrient rich food, have high content of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre and minerals. There are great variations in their amounts among the species of Bambusa and Dendrocalamus presently analysed. The most significant variation was in the protein content which varied from 1.5 - 4.0g in Bambusa and and 1.0 - 3.0 g/100g fresh weight in Dendrocalamus, respectively. Looking at, these variations, the selection of genotypes having high nutritional components need to be made before they can be recommended as food.

Key words:juvenile bamboo shoots, health food, nutrients, genotypes.
 
 
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