2015, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part A
Chemical Characterization of Some Wild Edible Plants of Eastern Region of Anatolia, Turkey
AUTHOR(S): Murat Tuncturk, Tamer Eryigit, Nazim Sekeroglu, Fevzi Ozgokce
ABSTRACT:Thymus transcaucasicus Ronniger, Lamium amplexicaule L. and Salvia suffruticosa Montbre. & Aucher ex Bentham are of the commonly consumed wild edible plants as food, spice and medicinal purposes inhabitants in Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Nutritional value and mineral compositions of wild edible plants have been investigated for food security and human health. It is though that wild edible plants gathered from nature are cheaper food and important for human health. They are also special ingredients for the distinguished taste and aroma of traditional cousins. Although they are cheap and available in the near, their mineral composition and nutritional value are important for public health. Thus, in the present study nutritional value and mineral composition of used parts of selected plant species were investigated. In laboratory analysis, dry matter, total ash, % N, crude protein, crude fiber and pH were examined as nutritional value. Useful minerals (Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, S and Zn) and heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr and Pb) that hazardous elements for livings were also determined. According to results obtained from laboratory analysis, among the investigated species Salvia suffruticosa Montbre. & Aucher ex Bentham had the richest chemical composition. Although Thymus transcaucasicus Ronniger was rich in dry matter, potassium and phosphorus, Lamium amplexicaule L. had highest values for sulphur and lead.
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Murat Tuncturk, Tamer Eryigit, Nazim Sekeroglu, Fevzi Ozgokce. Chemical Characterization of Some Wild Edible Plants of Eastern Region of Anatolia, Turkey. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2015; 3(1): 38-41.