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BIOINFOLET - A Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
Year : 2009, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 79) Last page : ( 81)
Print ISSN : 0973-1431.

Nutritive value of some forest plants of melghat tiger reserve (Maharashtra)

Deshmukh Vilas R.

Department of Botany, Vidya Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Camp, Amravati.-444 602. (M.S.).


Chemical composition of 20 common forest plants from Melghat tiger reserve was studied. The crude protein content in the foliage ranged from 8.3 to 23.1%, crude fat from 1.5 to 11.5%, crude fibre from of 10.5 to 37.0%, while Ash content from 4.0 to 19.8%. Wide variation in the chemical composition was observed however, some of the plants i.e. Citro/us co/ocynthus, Clitoria biflora, Flacourtia indica may be recommended as fodder on the basis of their protein and fat content.


Key words

Forest plants, Melghat Tiger Reserve, chemical composition, nutritive value.


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