Relative Proximate Composition and Mineral Analysis of Three Garlic Varieties Available in Bangladesh
European Journal of Medicinal Plants,
Garlic is one of the most common spices in south-east Asian cuisine. Since ancient times, it has been used as traditional medicine, herbal remedies and flavoring ingredients. Large varieties of garlic are available across the world. The majority of Bangladeshi markets are availed with three of its varieties. These are Imported Large Multi-clove garlic from India or China, Bangladeshi Indigenous Multi-clove and Single-clove garlic. This study was aimed to investigate proximatecomposition, mineral concentration and energy value of Imported Large Multi-clove variety, Bangladeshi Indigenous Multi-clove and Single clove garlic. Imported Large Multi-clove variety was found to contain 6.53±0.08% moisture, 70.25±0.27% carbohydrate, 18.92±0.04% protein, 0.57±0.16% fat and 3.72±0.03% ash, whereas Indigenous Single-clove and Multi-clove contain 7.80±0.04% & 6.51±0.04% moisture, 71.41±0.09%&72.73±0.06%carbohydrate, 17.37± 0.06% and 17.40±0.04% protein, 0.19±0.01% and 0.21±0.02% fat, 3.22±0.01% and 3.14±0.02% ash respectively. Few Significant Distinction Were observed in nutrient and calorie contents. No single variety could be adjudged nutritionally superior or inferior to others.
- proximate composition
- energy value
- mineral composition.
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