A comparative analysis on the physico-chemical composition of four different varieties of jute seeds before and after germination

Mominul HOQUE, Zahangir Alam SAUD, Jahangir ALAM, Belal UDDIN, Nurul ABSAR

Abstract


Jute (Chorchorus capsularis), one of the most important commercial crops, is widely cultivated in Bangladesh. A comparative analysis of major nutrients of jute seeds was analyzed before and after germination. Different varieties of jute seeds contain moisture with a range of 6.6 to 7.7 (g%) whereas for ash it is 3.5 to 5.6 (g%). The total protein content was found to range between 105 and 157.5 mg/gm before germination and between 191.5 and 227.5 mg/gm after germination. The water soluble protein content was found to range between 41.2 and 53.2 mg/gm and between 65.2 and 94.2 mg/gm before and after germination, respectively. The results indicated that the protein content increased remarkably after germination. Total sugar content of jute seeds was found to range between 7 and 15 mg/gm and between 3 and 10 mg/gm while total lipid content was 182.1 to 268.7 mg/gm and 191.7 to 297.2 mg/gm before and after germination, respectively.

Keywords: Chorchorus capsularis, jute, seeds, germination

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/biologija.v57i3.1879

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