2015, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Determination of nutritional value and mineral composition of some wild Scorzonera species
AUTHOR(S): Murat Tuncturk, Tamer Eryigit, Nazim Sekeroglu, Fevzi Ozgokce
ABSTRACT:Scorzonera species are of important wild edible and medicinal plants in Turkey, especially in Eastern Anatolia. These species have been consumed commonly as raw in salads, cooked as a meal and pickled in Van herby cheese, and medicinal purposes in folkloric medicine. In the present study, nutritional value and mineral compositions of some Scorzonera species that wild grown in Van district of Eastern Anatolia in Turkey were determined in the used plant parts. Scorzoneracana (C.A.Mey.) Hoffm. var. jacquiniana (W.Koch) Chamberlain, Scorzonera suberosa K. Koch subsp. suberosa and Scorzonera tomentosa L. were the investigated species.As nutritional value; dry matter, total ash, % N, crude protein, crude fiber contents and pH were determined.Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Pb, S and Zn were the investigated minerals in the plant samples. According to the results, investigated Scorzonera species had different chemical compositions. S. canaand S. suberosawere richer chemical composition than S. tomentosa. In general, Scorzonera species that used as wild edible purposes could be useful and safe for human consumption and health.
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How to cite this article:
Murat Tuncturk, Tamer Eryigit, Nazim Sekeroglu, Fevzi Ozgokce. Determination of nutritional value and mineral composition of some wild Scorzonera species. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2015; 3(2): 22-25.