Priya D Patil1* and Niranjana S Chavan2
1Department of Botany, Vivekanand College, Kolhapur (Autonomous), Maharashtra, India
2Department of Botany, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Priya D Patil, Department of Botany, Vivekanand College, Kolhapur (Autonomous), Maharashtra, India.
Received: March 29, 2023; Published: June 04, 2023
Some mangrove fruits are popularized for their medicinal properties. From nutritional point of view, there is no concrete report on mangroves. Therefore, the present study was attempted to assess nutritional parameters viz. moisture, protein, fibre, ash and calorific value in mangrove Ceriops tagal. The leaves and hypocotyls of C. tagal were analyzed for their chemical constituents. They showed almost similar characteristics in major metabolites. Both the leaves and hypocotyl had high concentration of carbohydrates and crude fibre and very low fat and protein. The ash was rich in Na, K and Ca. Calorific values were found fairly high. According to previous studies and assumption, mangrove swamps are rich in food which is readily consumed by estuarine animals. Thus, there is strong possibility of using leaves, fruits as well as hypocotyls of C. tagal may supplemented for animal feed.
Keywords:Mangrove; C. Tagal; Hypocotyl; Carbohydrate; Protein
Citation: Priya D Patil and Niranjana S Chavan. “Bio-Nutritional Potential of Mangrove Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C. B. Rob.".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.7 (2023): 17-19.
Copyright: © 2023 Priya D Patil and Niranjana S Chavan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.