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Title: Nutritive value of some indigenous plant rhizomes resembling Ginger
Authors: Indrayan, A K
Agrawal, Pragya
Rathi, Anuj K
Shatru, Ajat
Agrawal, Nitin K
Tyagi, Durvesh K
Keywords: <i>Alpinia galanga</i>
<i>Alpinia calcarata</i>
<i>Alpinia officinarum</i>
<i>Alpinia speciosa</i>
<i>Alpinia zerumbet</i>
<i>Kaempferia galanga</i>
Antimicrobial activity
Mineral elements
Nutritive value
Trace elements
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl.<sup>8</sup> — A61K 36/906, A61K 125/00, A61P 31/00, A23L 1/00, A23L 1/29
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="State"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place" downloadurl=""> Rhizomes of certain Ginger like species, viz. <b><i>Alpinia officinarum </i></b><b>Hance</b><i>, </i><b><i>A. galanga</i></b> <b>Willd.</b><i>, </i><b><i>A. zerumbet </i></b><b>(Pers.) Burtt & R M Smith </b>(syn<i>. </i><i>A. speciosa </i>K. Schum.)<i>, </i><b><i>A. calcarata</i></b> <b>Rosc. </b>and <b><i>Kaempferia galanga </i></b><b>Linn. </b>have high medicinal value belonging to family Zingiberaceae. These rhizomes have a good nutritive value also (350.9 Cal per 100 g) and are quite rich in protein and carbohydrate, but low in fat. Rhizomes of <b><i>A. officinarum</i></b>, <b><i>A. zerumbet </i></b>and <b><i>A. calcarata</i></b> have high iron content with a moderate and balanced content of carbohydrate, protein, fat and crude fibre. Rhizomes of <b><i>A. galanga </i></b>are lowest in fat content but richest in carbohydrate. <b><i>A. calcarata</i></b> is lowest in Mn, Ni and K but richest in Ca and Na. Study shows the biologically important metals Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Ca and Na to be sufficient in rhizomes of <b><i>K. galanga</i></b>. All these studied materials have a moderate to good antimicrobial activity. </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 507-513
ISSN: 0975-1092(Online); 0972-592X(Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.8(5) [September-October 2009]

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