Current Nutrition & Food Science

Undurti N. Das  
UND Life Sciences
Shaker Heights
OH 44120


Leaf Protein Concentrate (LPC) from Girardinia heterophylla Found in the Mussoorie Hills of Uttarakhand (India)

Author(s): Nisha Tripathi, Sunita Kumar, Rakesh Singh, Charan Jeet Singh, Prashant Singh, Vinay Kumar Varshney.


The Leaf Protein Concentrate (LPC) was isolated from the leaves of Girardinia heterophylla found in the Mussoorie hills of Uttarakhand (India). Results of proximate analysis for nitrogen, protein, fat, ash and carbohydrate in appreciable quantities revealed its possible use as non-conventional protein source. LPC is an important characteristic, which establishes the usefulness of leaves of this plant as animal fodder for better milk production and also as nutritionally rich source of protein for human consumption.

Keywords: Girardinia heterophylla, leaf protein concentrate, non-conventional.

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Article Details

Year: 2014
Page: [314 - 316]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1573401310666141107224259
Price: $58