Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 243–247 | Cite as

Temporal variation in protein content and yield ofVigna mungo (L.) Hepper leaves

  • V. N. Pandey
  • A. K. Srivastava


Temporal variation in total protein and soluble protein contents and protein yield ofVigna mungo leaves at intervals of every three hours during day and night was studied. The study was done with the view to ascertain the hour of harvesting the leaves for maximum yield of leaf protein concentrate. Observations reveal that the total protein and soluble protein contents in the leaves are minimum during 3.00 to 6.00 hrs, which steadily rise with time to reach the maximum values during 12.00 to 15.00 hrs, after which the same shows a steady decrease with time.

Key words

leaf protein Vigna mungo temporal variation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Pandey
    • 1
  • A. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Botany Lab., Botany DepartmentUniversity of GorkhpurGorakhpurIndia

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