ANTINUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF Securidaca Longepedunculata (VIOLET TRE…
The antinutritional composition of leafs and stem bark s.longepedunculata were investigated using standard analytical methods.The leafs and stem bark of S. longepedunculata was air dried and the sample was pulverized for the determination of anti-nutritive contents. The antinutritional continents viz phytate, oxalate, nitrate and cyanide were determined in this investigation. Nitrate content was significantly (p<0.001) found to be abundant in both the leafs and stem bark followed by cyanide (p<0.01). Phytate and oxalate were found to be non-significant (p>0.05) in both the leafs and stem bark. In conclusion, the result of the present study shows that both the leafs and stem bark can be consumed without any restriction. However, consumption in large amount with higher level of these anti-nutrients should be avoided.