Tropical and subtropical agroecosystems
versión On-line ISSN 1870-0462
SHAJEELA, P.S.; MOHAN, V. R.; LOUIS JESUDAS, L. y TRESINA SORIS, P. Nutritional and antinutritional evaluation of wild yam (Dioscorea spp.). Trop. subtrop. agroecosyt [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp.723-730. ISSN 1870-0462.
The wild yam tubers consumed by the tribes Kanikkars / Palliyars of South- Eastern slopes of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu (Dioscorea alata, D. bulbifera var vera, D. esculenta, D. oppositifolia var dukhumensis, D.oppositifolia var. oppositifolia, D. pentaphylla var. pentaphylla, D. spicata, D. tomentosa and D. wallichi) were evaluated for its nutritional quality. From the present investigation, it is observed that most of the wild edible yams were found to be a good source of protein, lipid, crude fibre, starch, vitamins and minerals. Antinutritional substances like total free phenolics, tannins, hydrogen cyanide, total oxalate, amylase and trypsin inhibitor activities were quantified.
Palabras llave : Proximate and mineral composition; vitamins; in vitro digestibility; antinutrients.