COMPOSITION OF TENDER LEAVES AND FLOWERS OF TAMARIND (TAMARINDUS INDICA L)


Composition of tender leaves and flowers of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L)

Constituent

Leaves

Flowers

Moisture (%)

70.5–78.0

80.0

Protein (%)

4.0–5.8

2.8

Fat/oil (%)

1.2–2.1

1.5

Fibre (%)

1.9–3.0

1.5

Carbohydrates

16.0–18.0

Ash/minerals (%)

1.0–1.5

0.7

Calcium (mg)

101–250

35.5

Magnesium (mg)

71.0

Phosphorus (mg)

140.0

45.6

Iron (mg)

2.0–5.2

1.5

Thiamine (mg)

0.1–0.2

0.07

Riboflavin (mg)

0.1–0.2

0.14

Niacin (mg)

1.5–4.1

1.14

Vitamin C (mg)

3.0–6.0

3.0–6.0

Carotenes (mg)

0.31

 

Source

Lewis Y.S. and S. Neelakantan, 1964. The chemistry biochemistry and technology of tamarind.J.Sci.Ind.Res., 23:204-206.

Uredio: MPG71

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